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    #1

    Having and having got

    So, are they correct in standard english?

    a. I am/was/will be having to do it (or) I am/was/will be having a red car.
    b. I am/was/will be having got to do it (or) I am/was/will be having got a red car.

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    #2

    Re: Having and having got

    No, they are all incorrect.

    I have to do it.
    I had to do it.
    I will have to do it.


    I have a red car.
    I had a red car.
    I will have a red car.

    I have got to do it.
    I have got a red car.

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    #3

    Re: Having and having got

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, they are all incorrect.

    I have to do it.
    I had to do it.
    I will have to do it.


    I have a red car.
    I had a red car.
    I will have a red car.

    I have got to do it.
    I have got a red car.
    So, are they not used in progressive form?

    how about "having"?

    can I use "have got" in progressive form?

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    #4

    Re: Having and having got

    You can say, for example, I'm having a great time. I don't think it's possible to use to have got in any progressive tense.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Having and having got

    So, are they not used in progressive form?


    how about "having"?
    When you are talking about actions (have a shower/dinner, etc), you can use the progressive. We don't use it for possession.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-May-2017 at 20:32. Reason: Fixed typo

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