(Reposted from old newsgroup on 2/13/03)
I've been wondering about stative verbs in the progressive form.
We teach our students that verbs such as hear, see, and love are not used in the progressive. Yet, we are constantly hearing sentences like these:
We're seeing more women sportscasters than ever before.
I'm loving it!
We're now recognizing that even children made unhappy by divorce very often grow up to be happy and productive citizens.
What should we tell our students?
University of Miami