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    #1

    Smile have or having

    Hi dear experts,could you tell if this sentence sounds OK in English:
    "I am having a pain in the leg"A teacher told me that only the present simple is possible i.e. "I have a pain in the leg" I'd appreciate your comments.

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    Re: have or having

    Of course, your teacher is 100 % right. We never use a state verb in progressive form unless it has a differnt active meaning.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards!

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