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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:11:29 PM
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You usually carry on having nivolumab for as long as it works, unless it causes bad side effects.

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/cancer-drugs/drugs/nivol...

What parts of speech is "having" if "carry on" the main verb?

Which meaning of "having" is used here?
NKM
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:50:31 PM

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Here "having" seems to be used (improperly, in my opinion) to mean "using".

"You usually continue to use nivolumab for as long as it works, unless it causes bad side effects."

thar
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:05:11 AM

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The structure of the verb is 'to carry on' + present participle.


Carry on working
Carry on doing something
Carry on having this drug.


Quote:
carry on
1. phrasal verb
If you carry on doing something, you continue to do it.

The assistant carried on talking. [VERB PARTICLE verb-ing]
Rachael Carr intends to carry on teaching. [V P -ing]

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:10:17 AM
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