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#SOSMonday – The State of Play

What are doing right now? Is it an action? Or a feeling? Do you have an opinion?

If you want a coffee / love dogs / own a car you are in a state!

That is, we use stative verbs to talk about things like

– Thoughts

– Feelings

– Possessions

– Senses

– Existence

π˜›π˜©π˜¦π˜΄π˜¦ 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘴 𝘒𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘡 𝘢𝘴𝘦π˜₯ π˜ͺ𝘯 𝘀𝘰𝘯𝘡π˜ͺ𝘯𝘢𝘰𝘢𝘴 𝘡𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘴!

e.g. The coffee tastes really bitter βœ…

The coffee is tasting really bitter ❌

Here is a list of stative verbs:

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