intensive = stative?
1) Is intensive verb the same as a stative verb?
2) Are the following verbs intensive / stative verbs?
1) No; an intensive verb emphasises or intenisifes something. A stative verb could be intensive- loathe, etc, but they aren't the same.
What's the difference then between a stative and an intensive verb?
Don't they both describe:
a) a state: be, look, seem, appear, sound, smell, taste, feel, consider;
(love, like, dislike, loathe... ?)
b) a change: become, get or grow, turn;
c) an attitude: stay, remain, stand, keep ?
And what about the following verbs, are they intensive / stative verbs?
Thanks a lot,
Well, the term "intensive" has a few meanings:
Originally Posted by hela
According to Harrison, verbs are intensive if they express a vigorous event.
Originally Posted by Rick Harrison
(2) Verb Complementation
According to Santana, as verb complements both stative and dynamic verbs alike are intensive.
Originally Posted by J. Santana
(3) Logic: Suppositions versus Conditionals
The term "intensive" applies to concessive clauses. The sources are somewhat heavy, though, and require a background in logic. If you're interested, try an online search using concessive clauses.
Originally Posted by Hela
All the best, :D
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