Why is it incorrect to say 'we are have a meeting today?' It follows the rules of the present continuous subject + aux verb to be + verb + ing. So why is it incorrect?

  • In this sentence, "a meeting" is a noun, not a verb. The verb that needs the "ing" is "have."
    – SarahT
    Apr 15, 2020 at 2:22

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It actually doesn't quite follow the rules of the present continuous. The -ing should follow the verb, which is "to have" not "meeting". In this case, "meeting" is a noun and a direct object. It should be "we are having a meeting today".

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