Verbs that describe states or feelings (non-action verbs), e.g.: like, want, be, are not normally used in the present continuous. Name three other non-action verbs.

However, a few verbs have an action and a non-action meaning and can be used in both simple and continuous, e.g.: I have a big car, and I'm having lunch. Give example sentences of such a verb in both forms.

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Comment by Maria Ines Soladrero Flores on August 19, 2013 at 10:22pm

Non-action verbs: dislike, thinks, and want.
1. I dislike spinach salad.

She is disliking hypocrite people since that fight. 

2. Rue thinks History class is very difficult.

Lola is thinking about the party all day.

3. He wants to get a 100 in the test of Science.

Karla is wanting to go shopping all evening.

Comment by Isaac Tercero on August 18, 2013 at 4:41pm

Verbs: Look, be, sound.

1. You look pretty.

    She is looking her cellphone.

2. They are reading together.

     The waiter is being friendly at the restaurant.

3. It sounds good.

    It is sounding cool.

Comment by Laura Villafuerte on August 17, 2013 at 11:57am

Non-action verbs: think, understand, look

she thinks to visit Europe

I understand that the exercise is good

He looks the wonderful view

Comment by Miguel Angel Pérez Rojas on August 16, 2013 at 10:50pm

Non-action verbs: need, want, hate.

She appears confused

This actor is appearing in the t.v


She hears the music

She is hearing voices

Comment by FRIDA TOLEDO MEDINA on August 15, 2013 at 11:24pm

Non-action verbs: appear, sound, smell, seem, taste, feel.

That car looks new.

I am looking for a skirt.

She is my friend.

George is being jealous today.

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