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    Infinitives

    Is it possible to use continuous infinitive in this sentence?

    I might be having friends round for tea this afternoon.

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    #2

    Re: Infinitives

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Infinitives

    The sentence is grammatically correct, but shouldn't you have some sort of idea of whether you're having friends for tea this afternoon?

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    #4

    Re: Infinitives

    Where's the continuous infinitive?

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    Re: Infinitives

    Isn't "might be having" just the modal equivalent of "am having" (present continuous)?

    I might be having some friends round = It's possible that I am having some friends round
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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