Stative Verbs: Definition and Useful Examples in English 1

Stative Verbs: Definition and Useful Examples in English

What is a stative verb? The following lesson provides definition and examples of stative verbs in English with ESL infographics.

Stative Verbs

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.

STATIVE VERB

CORRECT USAGE

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

Stative Verbs

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Mumu
Mumu
3 months ago

Really good and helpful

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