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State And Action Verbs

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How to use state and action verbs in English

How to use state and action verbs in English

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  • 1. STATE AND ACTION VERBS Also called stative and dynamic verbs
  • 2. STATE VERBS
    • A state is when something stays the same.
    • State verbs are not used in the continuous form
  • 3. ACTION VERBS
    • An action is when something happens
  • 4. STATE VERBS
    • 1. VERBS OF THE SENSES
    • Appear
    • Hear
    • Look like
    • See
    • Taste
  • 5. STATE VERBS
    • 2. VERBS OF THE FEELINGS
    • like
    • Hate
    • Love
    • Prefer
    • Want
    • Wish
  • 6. STATE VERBS
        • 3. VERBS OF THINKING
        • Agree
        • Believe
        • Forget
        • Know
        • Think
        • Understand
  • 7. STATE VERBS
    • 4. VERBS OF POSSESSION
    • Belong to
    • Contain
    • Have
    • Own
  • 8. STATE VEREBS
    • 5. VERBS OF BEING
    • Be
    • Exist
  • 9. STATE VERBS
    • 6. OTHER VERBS
    • Cost
    • Depend on
    • Mean
    • Need
  • 10. STATE VERBS IN THE CONTINUOUS FORM?
    • It’s OK to use a state verb in the continuous form if it expresses a temporary feeling
    • “ -How are you getting on in your new school?
    • -I’m loving it”
  • 11. VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTION
    • It is possible for some verbs to express state and action if they have two different meanings
  • 12. VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTION
    • HAVE
    • Action:
    • “ He’s having a shower” (=taking)
    • State: “He has a house in London”
  • 13. VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTION
    • THINK
    • “ He thinks Obama will win the elections”
    • (opinion = state)
    • “ what are you thinking now?” (action)
  • 14. VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTION
    • SEE
    • Action: “I’m seeing my dentist next Tuesday” (=have an appointment with)
    • State: “ I see what you mean” (=understand)