STATIVE VERBS?

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ESL-lover

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My question today is:

What is a STATIVE VERBS?

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ESL-lover said:
Hello..........................

My question today is:

What is a STATIVE VERBS?

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

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