Stative verbs cannot be used with progressive tenses.
After you watch the following video lectures, you will be able to:
- explain the difference between stative and non-stative verbs
- determine if a verb is stative or non-stative based on its usage in a sentence
- determine if a verb can be used in a progressive tense or not
Stative Verbs / Non-Action Verbs
eg. Mary believes that sun can make her happy.
Thoughts / agree / remember / understand / prefer / know
eg. states of being
Dot not use verbs that express states with -ing and any progressive tenses
eg. Any other cases