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    Hello..........................

    My question today is:

    What is a STATIVE VERBS?

    Thank you.................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello..........................

    My question today is:

    What is a STATIVE VERBS?

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    A Stative Verb doesn't describe an action, but a state of being, etc. In 'I have breakfast', have describes an action, but in 'I have two sisters' it describes something permanent and not an action. In the latter example, 'have' is a stative verb. They are not normally used in conitinuous (progressive) forms.

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    Ok................

    Can we use it in the passive?

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    Definitely- That house is owned by..., The fact is known to all, etc.

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