Stative Verb in the Continuous Form

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Stative Verb in the Continuous Form

Post by Gideon » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 am

Is the use of the stative verb 'hear' in the continuous form correct in the following example, and if so - what is the rule that allows it?
'Has John heard the news?'
'He's just been called to the headteacher's office and he's probably hearing it as we speak.'

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Re: Stative Verb in the Continuous Form

Post by Alan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:59 am

Although most commonly stative, 'hear' (like 'see') can also exist as a dynamic verb.

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Re: Stative Verb in the Continuous Form

Post by Alan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 am

Although most commonly stative, 'hear' (like 'see') can also exist as a dynamic verb.

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