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according to English Grammar by E. Istomina, A. Saakyan "The verbs of sense and mental perception (see, hear, understand) are used to express surprise, doubt, disbelief (especially in questions): What am I hearing here? I can't believe what I am seeing! Am I understanding you correctly?
Are you hearing that noise? That cake is tasting delicious. You are smelling like a rose. He is seeing the blue sky. All of the above sentences would be considered as being either ungrammatical or nonstandard English by most prescriptive grammar books. And I would avoid saying these type of phrases myself. Furthermore, it is true that verbs of ...
I see nothing wrong with using the continuous form of any of them. 'I am seeing more examples of late tackles from the United defenders'. 'I am constantly hearing complaints about that referee'. 'I am now tasting wine for a living'. 'The sniffer-dog is currently smelling all the suitcases for explosives' 'How are you feeling? I'm feeling much better, ...
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