receded/receding

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idiotmike

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"My father's hair, streaked with gray and receding on both sides, is combed straight back to his collar."

Can I use "receded" instead of "receding" in the above sentence?

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Rover_KE

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If it has receded he has no hair at all. The original sentence is fine - his hair is in the process of receeding.

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