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They rose to the fame in the first act, and now they are having a spectacular fall at the will of the scribe

As far as I know, "have" can't take "ing" form like we can't say "I am having a car", then why the writer used " having" here? Can I use "getting" here instead of "having"?

  • Are you saying that 'having' is not a word? – Michael Harvey Jul 18 at 14:09
  • @Michael_Harvey, Why is it wrong to say " I am having two sisters "? – techie z Jul 18 at 14:15
  • 'I am having' is present continuous which is used about events which are in progress at the moment of speaking, or temporary states which are true around the moment of speaking. To talk about having two sisters, which is always true, we use the simple -present - 'I have two sisters'. You could say I am having a baby, or I am having my mother to stay. Misuse of present continuous is very common in Indian English. – Michael Harvey Jul 18 at 15:31
  • @Michael Harvey, Could you explain what the writer meant by " having a spectacular fall"? – techie z Jul 18 at 15:40
  • Do you know what 'spectacular' and 'fall' mean? – Michael Harvey Jul 18 at 16:19

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