Pupils, Students as well as graduates often times misuse the verb in their speech.
The verb as an action or doing word can be classified as either STATIVE or DYNAMIC.
The STATIVE verb which includes words like seem, remain, understand, hear, owe, taste etc cannot be express in the "ing" form e.g tasting, bursting etc.
WRONG; I am not understanding you.
CORRECT: I can't/don't understand you.
WRONG:Are you hearing me?
CORRECT: Can you hear me?
WRONG: You've been hating me all these years
CORRECT: you've hated me all these years
WRONG: I'm not seeing the chalkboard
CORRECT: I can't see the chalkboard
WRONG: The food is tasting delicious
CORRECT: The food tastes delicious
WRONG: I am belonging to Jesus
CORRECT: I belong to Jesus
WRONG; Charles is having my pen
CORRECT: Charles is with my pen
WRONG: Are you thinking it is going to rain?
CORRECT: Do you think it is going to rain?
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