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    Default A question about state verbs

    Hi
    We know that the verbs like "To Love , To Know or to have are the state verbs but we hear "I 'm still loving her" or "I'm having a good time" or even "I was hoping to have some information"

    How can you explain this to a student ?


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    176 views and no answer of another teacher
    Bizarre.


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    Default Re: A question about state verbs

    Some of these verbs can be used in continuous tenses but with a difference in meaning.
    1. HAVE= own, possess He has hundreds of CDs.
    HAVE= experiencing I am having a great time.
    HAVE= taking She is having a shower.
    HAVE= eating We are having dinner.
    2. THINK= believe I think she's a very good teacher.
    THINK = are considering We are thinking about going on holiday.
    See - Evans V., Dooley J. Upstream – Intermediate, Express Publishing, 2002, p.166


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    Thanks hritov;
    Not easy to explain this difference. I was hoping to get more propositions !!
    Anyway I'll have a look on that book.


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