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    Verbs without ing form

    would you tell me the verbs thast do not have ing form


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    Re: Verbs without ing form

    Your question isn't quite clear. However, -ing has to do with tense. Are you familiar with tenses in English? The idiom of our language is somewhat complicated in respect to the uses of tense. Is this what you mean?


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    Re: Verbs without ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammed Khan View Post
    would you tell me the verbs thast do not have ing form
    Welcome to the forums.

    The -ing form is the present participle, and there are no exceptions.


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    Re: Verbs without ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    The -ing form is the present participle, and there are no exceptions.
    I have a question about this. There are some verbs that you cannot use in -ing form, like:

    "I am knowing"

    Do you know any more of these?

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    Re: Verbs without ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by coucou1978 View Post
    I have a question about this. There are some verbs that you cannot use in -ing form, like:

    "I am knowing"

    Do you know any more of these?
    In fact, if in the above, you are using 'knowing' as an adjective, 'I am knowing' is possible, not used very much but possible.


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    Re: Verbs without ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In fact, if in the above, you are using 'knowing' as an adjective, 'I am knowing' is possible, not used very much but possible.

    I meant using ing-forms as a verb so not as a substantive or adjective.
    I am possessing lots of cars.
    I am knowing lots of words


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    Re: Verbs without ing form

    I think the type of verbs you're refering to are the ones known as state, or stative verbs. As you rightly say, they're a group that don't usually take an _ing form.

    Here's a link to a list I found for you of some of the most common ones..

    Stative Verbs

    Hope that helps, although it looks like you were asking quite a while ago..

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