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    Using progressive form of a stative verb "want"

    Some days ago I found an interesting question.
    As I know we can use some stative verbs in continuos with a difference in meaning. There are two sentences:


    1. We'd been wanting to go to New Zealand for years, so sixtieth birthday was a good excuse
    2. We're wanting to buy a new TV, but we are not sure what to get

    There was an explanation: We can use a continuous form of "want" if we have ongoing or repeated process; indirectness or politeness. Is it really acceptable?
    P.S.: I am not a native speaker
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Jan-2017 at 15:30. Reason: Removed strange box around post

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