+0
Hi,

Please tell me whether I use the verb "have" in the continuous present tense in the following sentence and there is "a" in "a flu" and the last one can I use " he's got a headache"?

"Paul is having a flu, so he's got a headache."

Thanks.
Comments  
MinhuocHi,

Please tell me whether I use the verb "have" in the continuous present tense in the following sentence and there is "a" in "a flu" and the last one can I use " he's got a headache"?

"Paul is having a flu, so he's got a headache."

Thanks.

Paul has the flu and a resulting headache.
Your answer means that I can use the continous present tense with "have"

and "a flu" is wrong. Right?

And what about have got ?
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
Yes, we say "the flu" (even though there are many times of influenza - it's just idiomatic).

I've got a headache. I've got the flu. Also, I have a headache.or I have the flu.

Either is okay (at least in American English).
Can I use the continuous present with have in this case? Thanks
No, not "He is having [an illness]" is not used.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Thank you very much.

It's what I need.
You're welcome. I see you have a lot more posts, but it's late for me and I'm going to bed. I'm sure the others will give you great answers soon.