Stative verbs describe states that last for some time, so we call them non-continuous, and we can’t use them for continuous tenses like the present continuous, or the future continuous. Here is a list of some stative verbs :
Some Stative verbs :
|doubt||think (=have an opinion)||feel (=have an opinion)|
Dynamic verbs describe an action and we can use them for any tense.
- I drink coffee every day.
- I am swimming now.
Some verbs can be both dynamic and stative:
- think (stative) = have an opinion, for example : I think that coffee is great
- think (dynamic) = consider, have in my head, for example : what are you thinking about? I’m thinking about my next holiday
- see (stative) = see with your eyes / understand, for example : I see what you mean or I see her now, she’s just coming
- see (dynamic) = meet / have a relationship with, for example :I’m seeing Robert tomorrow.
- taste (stative) = has a certain taste, for example : This soup tastes great.
- taste (dynamic) = the action of tasting, for example :The chef is tasting the soup.