This sentence is from "Understanding and Using English Grammar" by Betty Schrampfer Azar.

"Right now I am looking at Janet. She (look) looks angry. I wonder what's the matter. She (have) has a frown on her face. She certainly isn't having any fun right now."

The correct answer is "looks angry" because I am not talking about her appearance. But if I was, can't I say "She is looking angry" if I am describing her appearance?

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    I don't see why not. Looking angry is a continuing state just like not having fun. Jun 28 at 10:22
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    It's not that you can't say "looking angry", but we just don't usually use the progressive with "look adjective".
    – stangdon
    Jun 28 at 14:47

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