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Hi,

I would like to know where and in which situations we can use the word "Having" and why?

Has it to do with stative and dynamic verbs.

I have been told having can only be used in a few senarios, rest all are incorrect.

I am having fun/nice time/sex.
I am having food.
Having said that...
I am having a baby.

I cant recall the other sentences.

I have been told that "I am having a headache or I am having a conversation" is incorrect.

It has been explain that having either means eating or consumption or possesion nothing else.

Is it true? What are your views on this?

Thanks a bundle
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Hello Everyone,

We can use "HAVING" only for 3 things i.e, Eating, Conversation & Bathing.
Eg:- I am having shower, I am having bath
I am having discussion with him, I am having Meeting at 9.00
I am having lunch, I am having breakfast.
AnonymousHello Everyone,

We can use "HAVING" only for 3 things i.e, Eating, Conversation & Bathing.
Eg:- I am having shower, I am having bath
I am having discussion with him, I am having Meeting at 9.00
I am having lunch, I am having breakfast.

I am having a difficult time agreeing with you.
I am having a party next Monday.
I can't believe I was having sex with him while he was engaged to someone else - that lying, cheating jerk!
I am having this odd sense of deja vu all over again.

-- By the way, you need articles with shower, bath, discussion, and meeting.
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I'm not having any trouble agreeing with you, GG.
I'm having doubts about the advice given earlier.

CJ
AnonymousHello Everyone,

Eg:- I am having shower, I am having bath

I am having discussion with him, I am having Meeting at 9.00

I am having lunch, I am having breakfast.

I am having a headache trying to understand this sentence:

We can use "HAVING" only for 3 things i.e, Eating, Conversation & Bathing. Emotion: headbang

I am having trouble with the logic of this sentence.

I am having a tough time working with him.

As far as the other "having usages" are concerned, they get much more complex.

1.can we use "having received the letter" instead of "after received the letter"?
2.I abused him for not having done the home work. Is this sentence correct?
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1-- the first is right; the second is wrong.
2-- 'Abuse' is the wrong choice; perhaps you meant 'castigated' or 'chastised'. 'Homework' is one word.
My communication trainer told me that 'Having' should be used only when we refer food and as an alternative to the verb eating.
AnonymousMy communication trainer told me that 'Having' should be used only when we refer food and as an alternative to the verb eating.
I think your "trainer" should quit communication and go into the catering industry.
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