schlechte horror spiele Some verbs such as “like, know, need” cannot be used with continuous tenses, since they cannot take the suffix “-ing”. For example we can say “I like football”, but cannot say “den der ler sidst ler bedst I’m liking football”. Such verbs convey a situation; no physical or mental action is taken. These verbs are known as “non-continuous”, “stative” or “state” verbs.
These verbs are also known as “linking verbs” and combine subjects and objects.
Seem, sound, taste, smell, feel, taste, look, appear, resemble, keep, be (am, is are)
VERBS THAT CAN BE STATE OR ACTION VERBS
■ The meaning of the below verbs change according to the context; they can either convey a situation or an action. In the case where they convey an action, they can be used in the continuous tense:
I have a car.
I’m having dinner now.
I think you are right.
Mmm… I’m thinking.
You’re being rude these days.
I see what you mean.
I’m seeing the doctor tomorrow.
The picture looks wonderful.
The boy is looking outside.
This perfume smells nice.
The woman is smelling the rose.
■ The verbs “feel, ache, hurt” can be used both as a noun (the name of the feeling) and as a verb (the action of feel/hurt). Similarly, “look” can be used as a noun (how one seems) and a verb (to look somewhere).
I feel ill. / I’m feeling ill.
My back aches. / My back is aching.
■ Verbs such as “see, hear, smell, feel, understand, remember” can be commonly used with “can” and “could.”
Can you hear me?
I can see it.