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    Having in progressive form

    I have read that verbs such as "have" cannot be used in progressive form. However, how to write the following sentence without using the verb in progressive.

    I am glad you are having a nice time. (To mean that he is enjoying now)

    Is it fine to say "I am glad you have a nice time."? (However, this also may mean he enjoys generally and not just now ).

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    Re: Having in progressive form

    Welcome to the forum.

    You have been misinformed. There is nothing wrong with 'I am glad you are having a nice time'.

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    Re: Having in progressive form

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlover17 View Post
    I have read that verbs such as "have" cannot be used in progressive form.
    For example: “I am having a shower.” “Are you having a good time?" ── quoted from http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/verbtohave.html

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    Re: Having in progressive form

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlover17 View Post
    I have read that verbs such as "have" cannot be used in progressive form.
    We generally don't use it in the progressive form when it means own/possess. When it is an action verb or an auxiliary verb, we can and do use the progressive form.

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