Is the following sentence grammatically correct?
He got a stomachache after eating at the restaurant and is suspecting that beans are bad for him.
- AmulyaPLv 51 month agoFavorite Answer
There are many verbs not used in the present continuous: often they denote a state or perception or cognition.They don't denote an activity that is in progress or a transition or process.
Here are some verbs not usually used in the continuous sense.
suspect, contain, deserve,hear, guess, see, seem, smell, suppose, know, lack, love, need, perceive, prefer etc.
Therefore "is suspecting" is to be turned into "suspects" .
- RPLv 71 month ago
Yes, it seems acceptable.
- John PLv 71 month ago
"....restaurant, and he suspects that the beans were bad." That is normal in British English.