Which one is correct to say?

"You are having incorrect installer."


"You have incorrect installer."

  • 4
    You don't have the right installer.
    – Jim
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 4:38
  • Or, That's not (you don't have) the proper installer.
    – Maulik V
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 4:46

1 Answer 1


You have the incorrect installer.

Have is not an action in this sentence. It is a state or condition.

possess, own, or hold.
"he had a new car and a boat"

— Oxford Dictionary of English, oxforddictionaries.com

When a verb describes a state or condition, we usually don't use the verb with -ing.

You can search for "stative verb" to find more information, or see, for example, this discussion of stative verbs on perfect-english-grammar.com.

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