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When I possess something I can say

I have a pen.

But can I say:

  1. I am having a pen

As far as I know "be + having" is used when I consume or enjoy something like I am having breakfast.

What is the rule when a third person possesses something?

Murad has a car.

This sentence is correct.

But are these sentences correct:

  1. Murad is having a car.
  2. Murad is having his dinner.
  3. Murad was having his dinner.
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"To have" is never used in the continuous tenses when it has the meaning of "to possess".

  • OALD, 1 (also have got) have something (not used in the progressive tenses) to own, hold or possess something

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