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Present continuous or simple present



faisool
Tunisia

Present continuous or simple present
 
INEEDYOURHELP
Which is more correct?
Nowadays EMinem has 1000s of fans. Or. EMinem is having 1000s of fans 

10 Nov 2016      



yanogator
United States

Definitely "has".
 
Bruce 

10 Nov 2016     



Bassouma
Tunisia

Has is correct

10 Nov 2016     



MoodyMoody
United States

The verb "have" rarely uses the continuous form. You could say "He is having a good time," but other than in that idiom, you would usually use the simple present.

10 Nov 2016     



douglas
United States

"Has" because it is a state not an action. Continouos usually indicates some pasaage of time or action:
 
 
having a baby.
having a party.
having a hard time.

11 Nov 2016