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    stative verbs

    What are stative verbs? are which ones that express a situation and not an action? And is "to be"a stative verb?
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    Re: stative verbs

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/stative-verb.html
    'Be' can be a number of things, including an auxiliary verb and a copular verb. When we say 'he's French', it's normally called a copular verb (or linking verb), but it is a kind of state.

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