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    have having

    I consider 'have' as a stative verb, unless it has the meaning of 'eating.' In some cases I found it different but I couldn't describe it, like:
    1. We're having a great time here.
    2. We're having a party tomorrow.
    Isn't it considered as a stative verb here?

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    Re: have having

    To be honest, the concept of a stative verb is new to me, but I think neither of your examples is stative. The first is a present continuous tense. The great time is ongoing. It is continuing to happen in the present. The second is a statement about the future: we will have a party tomorrow. A stative verb might be anticipate: we anticipate that we will have a party tomorrow. Your state is anticipative.

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    Re: have having

    Many verbs listed as stative are only sometimes stative.
    See under "have" on this page, which lists "I am having a party" as being dynamic = not stative; and others:
    http://www.perfect-english-grammar.c...ive-verbs.html

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