Lesson 1 - Grammar - PEOPLE - Page1
GRAMMAR: Stative and Active Verbs
|In Unit 1 you learned how to use two different present tenses, the present simple and the present continuous, for different kinds of actions. But there are some verbs (called stative verbs) that are not used in continuous tenses because they express a permanent state rather than an action.
verbs of senses: feel, hear, see, smell, taste
verbs of feelings: dislike, like, love, forgive, hate, prefer
verbs of opinion: believe, understand, agree, suppose, think, know
other verbs: appear, seem, belong, depend, have (possess), mean, own, want, look
Use the words from the list to complete the sentences. There is one extra word.
1. They are cooking again. Can you ............. it?
3. I suppose he’s right. What do you ...........?
5. Do you ................. this house? No, I’m only staying here.