What is a stative verb? The following lesson provides definition and examples of stative verbs in English with ESL infographics.
Stative Verb Definition
Stative verbs are verbs that describe a state rather than an action. When describing states, they never take the continuous (‘-ing’) form.
Stative Verb Examples
Here are some examples of stative verbs and instances of their correct and incorrect usage.
|Like||I like you.||I am liking you.|
|Love||I love you.||I am loving you.|
|Hate||I hate you.||I am hating you|
|Appear||It appears to be cloudy.||It is appearing to be cloudy.|
|Believe||I believe in God.||I am believing in God.|
|Fit||This shoe fits me.||This shoe is fitting me.|
|Sound||This song sounds good.||This song is sounding good.|
|Remember||I remember everything.||I am remembering everything.|
Stative Verbs in English | Infographic