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Can Tie, Hold, Remain work as a performative verbs? In the contexts I stated below:
TIE: Nadal-Djokovic is the most common meeting among men’s tour players since 1968. Federer-Djokovic ties for second; its next edition will push it past Ivan Lendl-John McEnroe.
HOLD: He holds the records among male players for Grand Slam titles (17), reaching Grand Slam finals (27), consecutive Grand Slam semi-final appearances (23) and consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances (36), among others.
REMAIN: Now there remain three more tournaments for me.
Looking forward to your answers.
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Do you use these three words (in those contexts) in present continuous? As far as I know you almost donīt . Why it is that? I would expect not to use present continuous with stative verbs but not with those.
In those contexts, I wouldn't use the present continuous. They are describing states rather than actions in those sentences IMO.
Last edited by Dominik92; 07-Oct-2015 at 17:28.
+ close to tying..... well I may be influenced by many textbooks but it is not present continuous but gerund. "close to" is followed by "-ing".
Last edited by Dominik92; 07-Oct-2015 at 18:31.