Stative verbs in the progressive

I posted a question today about “Have to / having to?“and I used the verb “find” in the progressive.: I’m finding more and more that “having to” is also used instead of “have to”. Someone comments it’s a “recency illusion” or a stereotypical characteristic of Indian English. I’m not a native speaker of English, and … Read more

“Have been doing” and “have done”

What’s the difference between I have been playing tennis for five years. and I have played tennis for five years. Are they grammatically correct? If yes, how are they different in meaning/nuance? Answer I agree with Vic, and would like to add a little more information. The main point of the question is the difference … Read more

Which tense should I use in this situation? [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Closed 9 years ago. Possible Duplicate: Using the gerund two times in a row Here is the sentence: Just as on smoking, voices now come from many quarters (insisting or insist) that the science about global warming is incomplete, that it’s Ok to keep pouring fumes into the air … Read more