Stative verbs

 

 

 

STATIVE VERBS OF THE SENSES

 

feel,

 

hear,

 

see,

 

smell;

 

look (seem),

 

taste,

 

notice,

 

observe (notice),

 

 

 

 

 

STATIVE VERBS OF FEELINGS & EMOTIONS

 

admire (respect),

 

adore,

 

wish,

 

appreciate (value),

 

care for (like),

 

desire,

 

detest,

 

dislike,

 

want,

 

fear,

 

hate,

 

like,

 

loathe,

 

love,

 

mind (care),

 

respect,

 

value;

 

 

 

 

 

STATIVE VERBS OF MENTAL ACTIVITY

 

(dis)agree,

 

appreciate (understand),

 

assume,

 

believe,

 

expect (think),

 

feel (think),

 

feel sure/certain,

 

forget,

 

know,

 

mean,

 

perceive,

 

realise,

 

recall,

 

recognise,

 

 

 

 

 

 STATIVE VERBS OF MENTAL ACTIVITY

 

recollect,

 

remember,

 

see (understand),

 

see through sb (penetrate sb’s attempt to deceive),

 

suppose,

 

think (have an opinion),

 

trust (believe),

 

understand;

 

 

 

 

 

STATIVE VERBS OF POSSESSION

 

belong to,

 

owe,

 

own,

 

possess;

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER EXAMPLES of STATIVE VERBS

 

appear (seem),

 

be,

 

concern,

 

consist of,

 

contain,

 

cost,

 

depend on,

 

deserve,

 

doubt,

 

equal,

 

hold (contain),

 

imagine,

 

include,

 

involve,

 

keep (continue),

 

lack,

 

matter,

 

need,

 

promise,

 

resemble,

 

seem,

 

satisfy,

 

signify,

 

sound (seem/apear),

 

surprise,

 

weigh