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Is it correct to use "would" with stative verbs? I have seen many constructions such as "would prefer". Please elaborate on it.
I have learned that we can't use "ing" form of verb with stative verbs, but I hear native speakers use it almost everyday like "You are being rude", and "He is being too honest", etc. please explain this as well.
Re: Stative verb
You will do better to think of 'verbs being used in a stative sense' rather than 'stative verbs'.
He is handsome. Stative use.
He is being silly (=behaving in a silly manner). Dynamic use.
'Would' can be used with verbs in stative and non-stative senses.
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