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Transcript of Stative Verbs
Simple Present Vs. Present Progressive
Remember that stative verbs almost never occur in progressive form
There are some stative verbs that can also be normal verbs. (The meaning you want to convey is important in knowing whether the verb stative or normal)
Write a short paragraph (5 to 7 sentences) using stative verbs in the simple present
Describe a state or situation but not actions
ex. The dog
very little. (describes the dogs physical state)
ex. The dog
over the fence. (describes an action that the dog is doing,
is not stative.)
States continue and do not end
Almost never occur in a progressive form
e.g. love, hate, like, hope
e.g. hear, see, smell, taste
e.g. forget, understand, remember, know
e.g. have, want, own, contain
zoom in, and add details to these Frames
In present tense, stative verbs occur in simple present tense. (subject+bare verb+object= simple)
Stative verbs do not occur in present progressive (Subject+be+ verb+ing+object= progressive)
There are some stative verbs that can also be normal verbs depending on the meaning intended in a sentence. These special stative verbs can sometimes be progressive.
coffee is great (stative)
ex. Sarah is
about her vacation (normal)
In the first example "think" is stative when it means to have an opinion.
In the second example "think" is normal when it means to consider.
ex. They are
In the first example "have" is stative when it means to own.
In the second example "have" is normal when it is being used in an expression.
Some Stative Verbs
Feel (=have an opinion)
Measure (=be long)
Weigh (=have weight)
State: The particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time