causative plus present progressive

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causative plus present progressive

Post by pallywal » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:20 pm

Is the following sentence correct?:

He has her training for the olympics.

or do I always have to say,

He has her train for the olympics.

Is there some rule that makes sentences like the first one correct?

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Re: causative plus present progressive

Post by Alan » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:41 am

Both constructions are perfectly possible, the first having a progressive meaning.