What is a stative verb?
It is not a doing word but rather it describes a “state” i.e. a state that lasts for some time, not just for the moment. Verbs like like, love, hate, want, need, hear and see are examples of stative verbs. These verbs are not normally used in the continuous form for example we do not say:
I am loving you
I am hating you
I am liking you.
These verbs are different from dynamic or action verbs e.g. buy, eat, swim.
Here are some you tube videos to help you understand stative verbs:
Here is a list of stative verbs from http://www.perfect english.com
Stative (or State) Verb List
|doubt||think (=have an opinion)||feel (=have an opinion)|
|lack||measure (=have length etc)||possess|
|owe||weigh (=have weight)|