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Non-Action Verbs

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See also: Vocabulary: Be Verbs

Have

has

had

had

having*

Need

needs

needed

needed


Want

wants

wanted

wanted


Like

likes

liked

liked


Own

owns

owned

owned


Prefer

prefers

preferred

preferred


*Most non-action verbs are not used in the continuous tenses.

    I like it.

    Not: I am liking it.

Some verbs such as "have" carry multiple meanings, some of which
can be used in the continuous tenses.

We're having a party this weekend.

(Okay)

We're having a new bicycle.

(Not okay)

I'm thinking of you right now.

(continuous: okay)

I am thinking you are beautiful.

(continuous: not okay)

See also: Grammar: Non-Action Verbs

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16