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Tense Forms. Stative verbs

  1. 1. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Express a permanent state rather than an action and are not used in the continuous forms. These are: ● Verbs of the senses. ● Verbs of feelings and emotions. ● Verbs of opinion. ● Other verbs.
  2. 2. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Verbs of the senses. used to express involuntary actions: feel ● hear ● see ● smell ● taste ●
  3. 3. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Verbs of feelings and emotions. ● Adore ● Detest ● Dislike ● Enjoy ● Forgive ● Hate ● Like...
  4. 4. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Verbs of opinion. Agree ● Believe ● Suppose ● Understand... ●
  5. 5. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Other verbs. belong concern depend know own possess need mean prefer want...
  6. 6. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Note I: feel and hurt can be used in either continuous or simple forms. She feels / is feeling better
  7. 7. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Note II: Look, watch and listen express deliberate actions and can be used in continuous forms. He is listening to some records
  8. 8. Tense Forms Stative Verbs Some stative verbs (be, love, smell, taste, think,...) have continuous forms but there is a difference in meaning.
  9. 9. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action I see them coming towards us (= I have the ability) She's seeing her doctor today (= she's visiting)
  10. 10. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State These flowers smell nice (= they have a nice smell) Action Why are you smelling the food? Has it gone off? (= why are you checking the smell of)
  11. 11. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action This soup tastes delicious (= its flavour is good) She's tasting the soup (= she's testing the flavour)
  12. 12. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action It feels like velvet (= It has the texture of) He's feeling the cloth (= he's touching the cloth)
  13. 13. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action He has a house (= he possesses) We're having a nice time (= we're enjoying ourselves)
  14. 14. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action Do you like his new car? (= is it nice?) How are they liking the party? (= they are enjoying)
  15. 15. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State I think he has left (= I suppose) Action I'm thinking about his suggestion (= I'm considering)
  16. 16. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action Ann is polite (= her character is) Tom is being very polite (= he is behaving impolitely)
  17. 17. Tense Forms Stative Verbs State Action It looks as if it's going to snow (= it appears) They are looking at the statue (= they're viewing it)
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Learning to use Stative Verbs in English

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