Can anyone please tell me, what would be a nicer way to ask a single question to a project manager or a team leader?

I'm having a question OR I'm having one question.

Which one is preferable?

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    You cannot say either of those. Unless you're having fries with your burger, you cannot say am having. Questions aren't going to be served to you on a platter.
    – tchrist
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 4:54
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    "I have a question," would suffice. Or just ask the question without prefacing it.
    – Genxthis
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 5:03
  • Neither sounds very good.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 11:57

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In British and American English, people say, "I have a question."

"I am having a question" is considered incorrect in the UK or the USA. However, the overuse of the progressive appears to characteristic of Indian English, so it is possible that "I am having a question" might be acceptable in India. See for example the following student paper: "Are you wanting a cup of coffee?" Overuse of the progressive aspect in Indian English (2002).


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