Non action verbs

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Non action verbs

  1. 1. 8 Non-Action Verbs First ImpressionsFocus on Grammar 2Part VIII, Unit 27By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ WellsCopyright © 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Dad, What Do You Think?Uh, nice to meet Dad, this is my new Hmmm…. you, Josh. I don’t like boyfriend, Josh. He him. He looks has messy. long hair.
  3. 3. Non-Action Verbs 1Some verbs do not describe actions. Theseverbs are called non-action or stative verbs.non-action verb I hear a bird singing. I am listening to a bird singing. action verb
  4. 4. Non-Action Verbs 2non-action verb I see dogs running. I am looking at the dogs. Action verb
  5. 5. Emotions Some non-action verbs express emotions. love hate I hate like computers!dislike I love computers!
  6. 6. Senses or Appearance Some non-action verbs describe senses or appearance. hear tastesmellsound This tastes feel spicy! see This smells awful!
  7. 7. Use the non-action verbs in the box Practice 1 to describe a vacation to the place in the picture. I hear the ocean and seagulls.hear see smell feel soundlove hate like dislike
  8. 8. Needs or Preferences Some non-action verbs express needs or preferences. I preferwant Amy’s oldneed boyfriend.prefer
  9. 9. Mental States Some non-action verbs I disagree. disagree I think it’s describe beautiful. thoughts. agree disagree understand remember believe think know
  10. 10. Possession Some non- This allaction verbs belongs to show us. We ownpossession. this house. Have Own Belong
  11. 11. Measurements Some non-action verbs describe measurements, such as: cost, weigh, owe.Yes, you owe us The dinner costs a lot of money. all the money in my wallet!
  12. 12. Be Careful! We usually do not use non-action verbs in the present progressive (-ing) form.I don’t not I am like liking him. him.
  13. 13. A mother is meeting her son’s new Practice 2 girlfriend. Use the non-action verbs in the box to describe their first impressions.I prefer hisold girlfriend I think her hair color is awful. have own need prefer know think agree disagree
  14. 14. Non-Action Verbs 3Some non-action verbs can have different action andnon-action meanings.He looks messy. He is looking at a tie.
  15. 15. Explain the different Practice 3 meanings of the verbs in the pairs of sentences.Example: The perfume smells nice. She’s smelling the perfume. 1. a. The cake tastes delicious. b. He’s tasting the cake right now. 2. a. I have some food. b. I’m having breakfast. • a. He thinks the painting is ugly. b. He’s thinking about buying a different painting.
  16. 16. ReferencesCopyright © 2006 Pearson Education andits licensors. All rights reserved.

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