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    Have/are having breakfast

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    Have/are having breakfast
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 15-01-2018 at 12:43:20 (D | E | F)
    Please if anyone can offer help, thanks in advance.
    Which one is more correct a or b?
    They always .... breakfast at 07.30
    b-are having
    I suggest have because something is likely a habit.
    What about the progressive form; can we use it in such an example?

    Edited by lucile83 on 15-01-2018 13:58

    Re: Have/are having breakfast from here4u, posted on 15-01-2018 at 16:29:46 (D | E)
    "Always" indicates the repetition of an action at that time, a "habit" as you said... Therefore, the simple present must be used=> "they always have..."

    Re: Have/are having breakfast from sherry48, posted on 15-01-2018 at 20:22:25 (D | E)
    As here4u explained, breakfast is likely to be a repeated action. However, if the time is right now or the near future, you can use present progressive. I am having my breakfast now. I am having my breakfast a little later than usual this morning.

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