action and non-action verbs also called dynamic and stative verbs
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ACTION AND NON-ACTION VERBSAlso called DYNAMIC and STATIVE verbs
NON -ACTION VERBS: STATEA state is when something stays the same.
Non-action verbs are normally not used in the continuous form
ACTION VERBSAn action is when something happens
NON-ACTION VERBS1. VERBS OF THE SENSES
Appear HearLook likeSee Taste
NON-ACTION VERBS2. VERBS OF THE FEELINGSLike HateLovePreferWantWish
NON-ACTION VERBS3. VERBS OF THINKINGAgree BelieveForgetKnowThinkUnderstand
NON-ACTION VERBS4. VERBS OF POSSESSION
Belong to ContainHaveOwn
NON-ACTION VERBS5. VERBS OF BEING
NON-ACTION VERBS6. OTHER VERBS
Cost Depend onMeanNeed
NON-ACTION VERBS IN THE CONTINUOUS FORM???Its OK to use a state verb in the continuous form if it expresses a temporary feeling
-How are you getting on in your new school? -IM LOVING IT !
VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS ACTION AND NON- ACTIONIt is possible for some verbs to express state and action IF THEY HAVE TWO DIFFERENT MEANINGS
VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTIONHAVEAction:Hes having a shower (=taking)
State: He has a house in London
VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTIONTHINKHe thinks Obama will win the next elections(opinion = state)
What are you thinking now? (action)
VERBS THAT CAN EXPRESS STATE AND ACTIONSEEAction: IM SEEING my dentist next Tuesday (=have an appointment with)
State: I SEE what you mean (=understand)
Are the following correct?
IMAGINE YOU MEET A VISITOR. ARE THESE QUESTIONS OK?
ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR VISIT HERE?Its OK
DO YOU STAY IN A HOTEL?Wrong: It should say Are you staying in a hotel?
ARE YOU LIKING THE FOOD HERE?Wrong: It should say Do you like the food here?
DO YOU KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS COUNTRY? Its OK
IS YOUR HOTEL BEING VERY EXPENSIVE?Wrong: It should say Is your hotel very expensive?
DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING HOLIDAY?Wrong: It should say Are you having an interesting holiday?
DO YOU OFTEN GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES?Its OK
EIGHTH QUESTION AND LAST!
ARE YOU UNDERSTADING MUCH OF OUR LANGUAGE?No: It should say Do you understand much of our language?