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

LikeI like you.I am liking you.
LoveI love you.I am loving you.
HateI hate you.I am hating you
AppearIt appears to be cloudy.It is appearing to be cloudy.
BelieveI believe in God.I am believing in God.
FitThis shoe fits me.This shoe is fitting me.
SoundThis song sounds good.This song is sounding good.
RememberI remember everything.I am remembering everything.

Stative Verbs in English | Infographic

Stative Verbs

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