Value B

Language:
Tanzanian English
Parameter:
Wider range of uses of progressive be + V-ing than in StE: extension to stative verbs

Examples

  1. He said his office was lacking equipment in the <-/crakdown> on criminals.

    See Schmied, Josef nd: ICErep-splash-T

  2. Tanzania was lacking behind in selling its products in AGOA market

    See Schmied, Josef nd: ICElocal_news_5

  3. … more beautiful than when she was a house wife who was depending on her <-_husbands><+_husband's> salary.