Stative Verbs: No continuous tenses

Stative Verbs: No continuous tenses


hear, feel, see, taste, smell, sound, desire, adore, like,
dislike, hate, loathe, detest, need, want, wish, belong,
have, own, possess, contain, cost, measure, weigh, look,
believe, understand, think that, consider, regard as,
doubt, expect that, forget, remember, imagine, know,
prefer, realize, recognise, guess, suppose, suspect,
appear, seem, consist, depend, deserve, fit, matter, mean,
owe, trust, be


But, we say...


She is not feeling well today.
The soup tastes/smells nice.
She is seeing her friends tonight.
She is having a great time.
She is measuring the table.
He is weighing the potatoes.
She is looking at him.
He is thinking of moving.
She is considering buying a car.
I am expecting an answer.
He is appearing on a television show.
She is depending on him to help her.
He is fitting new cupboards.
He is being naughty today.

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