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Verbs not used in progressive form

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Verbs not used in progressive form

Post by ayushkumar » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:07 pm

How can we decide that a verb is not used in progressive form.

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Re: Verbs not used in progressive form

Post by Firefox » Sat May 04, 2019 12:33 am

Dynamic and stative verbs
Some verbs describe action. They are called "dynamic", and can be used with continuous tenses. Other verbs describe state (non-action, a situation). They are called "stative", and cannot normally be used with continuous tenses (though some of them can be used with continuous tenses with a change in meaning).

dynamic verbs (examples):
hit, explode, fight, run, go

stative verbs (examples):
be
like, love, prefer, wish
impress, please, surprise
hear, see, sound
belong to, consist of, contain, include, need
appear, resemble, seem


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https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/ver ... n-main.htm

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