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Thread: stative verbs

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    stative verbs

    We don't usually use stative verbs in progressive but there are a few stative verbs that can be used in progressive....I read that imagine,want,remember and include are stative verbs but can also be used in progressive but how?Thanks. I really find it awkward to use imagining, wanting,remembering and including...Thanks so much!please help...

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    Re: stative verbs

    Their use is not that common, b ut they can be used in the progressive form when we want to emphasise their not being finished or the duration (I've been wanting to do that for ages), or that it is at the moment referred to (At the moment, I am imagining...). Also, 'include' can simply be an action as well as a state.

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