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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stative verbs

What is the stative verbs?

There are some verbs in English which are not used in continuous tenses. They often describe states that last for some time. These are called the stative verbs or non-continuous.

Here is a list of the stative verbs:

astonish contain
smell mean fit
know suppose belong
matter realise consist
depend understand seem
see prefer need
agree appear want
recognise like believe
own sound look 
mind taste hate
remember promise satisfy
disagree surprise impress
please hear think
doubt possess concern
feel imagine dislike
wish be have
deserve involve include
deny measure possess

  • I see what you mean.

  • I have a dog.

  • The bed feels soft.

  • I think you are right.

  • Honey tastes sweet.


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