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Non-action verbs

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A powerpoint I found about non action verbs. Very interesting to teach students these verbs.

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Non-action verbs

  1. 1. NNOONN AACCTTIIOONN VVEERRBBSS
  2. 2. DDaadd,, WWhhaatt DDoo YYoouu TThhiinnkk?? Dad, this is my new boyfriend, Josh. Dad, this is my new boyfriend, Josh. Uh, nice to meet I dyoonu’,t Jloikseh . Uh, nice to meet Hmmm…. He has long hair. I don’t like Hmmm…. He has long hair. you, Josh. He looks messy. He him. looks him. messy.
  3. 3. NNoonn--AAccttiioonn VVeerrbbss 11 Some verbs do not describe actions. These verbs are called non-action or stative verbs. I a bird singing. I to a bird singing. non-action verb action verb hheeaarr aamm lliisstteenniinngg
  4. 4. NNoonn--AAccttiioonn VVeerrbbss 22 non-action verb I sseeee dogs running. I aamm llooookkiinngg at the dogs. Action verb
  5. 5. EEmmoottiioonnss Some non-action verbs express emotions. I hhaattee computers! I lloovvee computers! love hate like dislike
  6. 6. SSeennsseess oorr AAppppeeaarraannccee Some non-action verbs describe senses or appearance. This smells awful! hear taste smell sound feel see This tastes spicy!
  7. 7. PPrraaccttiiccee 11 Use the non-action verbs in the box to describe a vacation to the place in the picture. I hheeaarr the ocean and seagulls. I hheeaarr the ocean and seagulls. hheeaarr sseeee ssmmeellll ffeeeell ssoouunndd lloovvee hhaattee lliikkee ddiisslliikkee
  8. 8. NNeeeeddss oorr PPrreeffeerreenncceess Some non-action verbs express needs or preferences. want need prefer I prefer Amy’s old boyfriend. I prefer Amy’s old boyfriend.
  9. 9. MMeennttaall SSttaatteess I tthhiinnkk it’s beautiful. Some non-action verbs describe thoughts. agree disagree understand remember believe think know II ddddiiiissssaaaaggggrrrreeeeeeee..
  10. 10. PPoosssseessssiioonn We own this house. Some non-action verbs show possession. Have Own Belong This all belongs to us.
  11. 11. MMeeaassuurreemmeennttss Some non-action verbs describe measurements, such as: cost, weigh, owe. Yes, you oowwee us a lot of money. The dinner ccoossttss all the money in my wallet!
  12. 12. I aamm nnoott lliikkiinngg him. I ddoonn’’tt lliikkee him. BBee CCaarreeffuull!! We usually do not use non-action verbs in the present progressive (-ing) form.
  13. 13. PPrraaccttiiccee 22 A mother is meeting her son’s new girlfriend. Use the non-action verbs in the box to describe their first impressions. I tthhiinnkk her hair color is awful. I pprreeffeerr his old girlfriend have own need prefer know think agree disagree
  14. 14. NNoonn--AAccttiioonn VVeerrbbss 33 Some non-action verbs can have different action and non-action meanings. He llooookkss messy. He iiss llooookkiinngg at a tie.
  15. 15. PPrraaccttiiccee 33 Explain the different meanings of the verbs in the pairs of sentences. Example: The perfume ssmmeellllss nice. She’s ssmmeelllliinngg the perfume. 1. a. The cake ttaasstteess delicious. b. He’s ttaassttiinngg the cake right now. 2. a. I hhaavvee some food. b. I’m hhaavviinngg breakfast. 3. a. He tthhiinnkkss the painting is ugly. b. He’s tthhiinnkkiinngg about buying a different painting.

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