PRESENT CONTINUOUS

It is usually with the Present Continuous that we get to learn special verbs, or we are told to tell normal verbs from... it must be, some other kinds of verbs. Granny has a trick, and Granny is going to see if the trick works with grammar tests.

The matter here comes from the ENGLISH PAGE.
ENGLISH PAGE, THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS;
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"Use the Present Continuous with Normal Verbs to express the idea that something is happening now."

"In English, 'now' can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Sometimes, we use the Present Continuous to say that we are in the process of doing a longer action which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at this exact second."

"It is important to remember that Non-Continuous Verbs cannot be used in any continuous tenses. Instead of using Present Continuous with these verbs, you must use Simple Present."
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Granny says, you have to use a trick sometimes. If "now" meant a century in English, she never could have hot dinner with grandpa. At some abstract table, we would have to hold on to a list of special verbs, to chat away for another year.

I am having a delicious dish,
grandpa usually says, when curious about a spice or another ingredient.

I'm hating you,
Jemma once shouted, when she was very little. Then, she learned she was to ask me or grandpa for the encyclopedia, also if she was making a model spaceship. We preferred not to teach her to say "I hate you".

It has to be, there are no such special verbs, as non-continuous or stative verbs. There are ways we use verbs, and we can call them stative or non-continuous.

We make our minds up on our own, to choose the use. There is some advice here. It is my advice.

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Let us try a test, to see if the advice can work.
ENGLISH PAGE.

Granny has done it; the score is 100%. You can see the result.