Verbs without ing form

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linsuman

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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?
 

coucou1978

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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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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.
 

coucou1978

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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
 

GuyGreybird

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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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