Stative Verbs List – Post 12


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Stative verbs are verbs that you will not conjugate in the progressive tenses because they inherently express quiescence rather than movement.

Here is a rather complete list of common English Stative Verbs:

adore

agree

appear

appreciate

astonish

be

believe

belong

care for

concern

consist

contain

cost

deny

depend

deserve

desire

disagree

dislike

doubt

feel ( = have an opinion )

fit

forget

hate

have ( = possess )

hear

hope

hurt

imagine

impress

include

involve

itch

know

lack

like

look ( = seem )

love

matter

mean

measure ( = have length, etc. )

mind

need

owe

own

please

possess

prefer

promise

realize (= be/become aware)

recognize

remember

satisfy

see

seem

smell (To notice or recognize a particular smell)

sound 

Stand ( = bear “I can’t stand him.” dislike somebody/something)

suit 

suppose

surprise

taste

think ( = have an opinion )

understand

value

want

weigh ( = have weight )

wish

Note: Many of those verbs may be both stative or action verbs depending on the context.

This is a rather complete list of common English Stative Verbs, you don’t need to memorize all of them out of context, they will become familiar to you through practice. Take that list as a reference. You can consult it whenever you want.


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