Stative verbs are verbs that describe a state. They can be compared with action or dynamic verbs, which describe an action.

'Know' and ‘like' are examples of stative verbs.

In the classroom
The inductive approach is a good way to present stative and dynamic verbs to learners, especially if they have the opportunity to analyse authentic language. Literature, especially poetry, can be a rich source of examples.

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