Term: Stative Verbs

Definition:

Stative verbs are verbs that describe a state and consequently the stative verb is not usually used in the progressive aspect, which is used for incomplete actions in progress.

STATIVE VERB EXAMPLE:

EG: They own a cottage in Somerset. (The possession is a state and not an action. We cannot write this sentence in the progressive aspect)


 

See Also: Auxiliary Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Modal Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

Category: Verbs and Tenses

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