- Category: Interemediate Grammar
In English language there are verbs that are not normally used in the Continuous Tense, because they describe a state rather than an action. They are called state verbs (stative verbs, non-progressive verbs, non-action verbs).
The verbs that can be used in the Continuous Tense are called action verbs (dynamic verbs).
Some verbs can be both state and action verbs depending on their meaning.
# Here are some verbs that are not normally used in the Continuous Tense.
Verbs of thinking and opinions
believe agree mean think doubt imagine understand know realize
Verbs of emotions and feelings
Verbs of the senses
look hear taste smell feel cost seem resemble