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  1. Marceloatp's Avatar

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    Can I say "I'm understanding" ?

    Hello.

    I was in my grammar class at university talking about state verbs and their dynamics meanings. My question is: Can I say "I'm understanding"? Does this expression exist in english or I can only say "I understand" ?

    For example in a situation like this:
    -Do you understand well the subject now ? or Do you understand the liverpool accent now you're living here ?

    -I think I'm understanding a bit more. (Does this expression exist in real english?) or I have to answer "Yes, I do." or "Yes, I understand now"

    Please help me. Regards !

  2. Harry Smith's Avatar
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    Re: Can I say "I'm understanding" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marceloatp View Post
    Hello.

    I was in my grammar class at university talking about state verbs and their dynamics meanings. My question is: Can I say "I'm understanding"? Does this expression exist in english or I can only say "I understand" ?

    For example in a situation like this:
    -Do you understand well the subject now ? or Do you understand the liverpool accent now you're living here ?

    -I think I'm understanding a bit more. (Does this expression exist in real english?) or I have to answer "Yes, I do." or "Yes, I understand now"

    Please help me. Regards !
    As you know the verb "understand" isn't used in continuous form. So instead of saying "I understand" you can say Yes, I do. Or just I see now.

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