Tonight I’d like to share a topic related to grammar. It’s about stative or non-continuous verb. Who knows what this is? :)
Stative verbs are verbs that aren’t used in continuous tenses (Present Continuous, Past Continuous, Future Continuous).
Stative verbs are usually used to describe states that last for some time. Example: need. In a sentence: I need some drink.
Here are other examples of stative verbs: like, love, hate, want, agree, know, realize, wish, belong, understand, have, promise.
Let’s do an exercise on stative verbs. Please fill in the gap with the correct form of verb in the brackets. :)
- I ___ (not/think) I ___ (know) her. Do you?
- I ___ (think) I ___ (need) something to drink. I ___ (be) so thirsty!
- The thing that ___ (worry) me is that more and more people ___ (lack) the empathy for others.
- A: Anita ___ (look) so pale. B: I __ (know). Lately she ___ (feel) frustrated in her job.
- In a relationship what ___ (matter) the most is that you ___ (understand) each other.
- A lemon ___ (contain) a lot of vitamin C. And it also ___ (taste) sour!
- A: Do you ___ (recognize) that man? B: Um.. Sorry, I ___ (not/remember) him.
- A: Whose book is this? B: It ___ (belong) to Rudy. A: I __ (doubt) that. He __ (not/like) reading!
- A: What ___ you ___ (think) about abortion? B: It ___ (depend) on how you ___ (look) at it.
- A: I ___ (prefer) milk to tea anytime. B: You ___ (have) such a weird taste.
- I don’t think I know her. Do you?
- I think I need something to drink. I am so thirsty!
- The thing that worries me is that more and more people lack the empathy for others.
- A: Anita looks so pale. B: I know). Lately she ___ (feel) frustrated in her job.
- In a relationship what matters the most is that you understand each other.
- A lemon contains a lot of vitamin C. And it also tastes sour!
- A: Do you recognize that man? B: Um.. Sorry, I don’t remember him.
- A: Whose book is this? B: It belongs to Rudy. A: I doubt that. He doesn’t like reading!
- A: What do you think about abortion? B: It depends on how you look at it.
- A: I prefer milk to tea anytime. B: You have such a weird taste.
Source: Stative Verbs