to have a crush

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Be so kind and tell what is the difference between the two sentences by using the present progressive form.
My daughter is having a crush on her chemistry teacher.
My daughter has a crush on her chemistry teacher.
 

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#2 is more natural.
 

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Thanks. But that doesn't answer my question. What would the progressive form express in this case?
 

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I would conclude that the writer was not a native English-speaker.
 

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In other words #1 is wrong and the progressive form is unappropiate here.
You just understand what I mean but the form of my sentence is incorrect.
 

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We understand what you mean but the continuous/progressive is used far more extensively in Indian English than in any other variant. I would assume the speaker was either a native Indian English speaker or not an English speaker at all.

We do use it but for things that are much more short-lived:

I'm having a heart attack.
He's having his dinner.
She's having a snack.

For things that are less temporary or are permanent (or repetitive), we use the present simple.

I have a cat.
He has a dog.
She has a crush on her teacher.
They have English lessons all week.
 
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