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State Verbs in English Matching Game 1
State verbs are a small group of verbs in English which dont usually have continuous forms, but use only simple verb forms. They are different from active verbs like run, eat, put, etc. which describe deliberate physical actions. Some verbs are only state verbs, but other verbs can be both state and active, depending on the context in which theyre used. Look at the continuous form sentences below. All of them use state verbs. Ten of them use state verbs correctly, and ten incorrectly. Separate the sentences into correct and incorrect, and correct the mistakes.

1. Jack is being silly in the garden.

11. Have you been smelling the pizzas in the oven? Delicious!

2. I was feeling awkward because it was my first day in class.

12. Im wishing it would snow for Christmas!

3. Are you trusting me?

13. Were seeing the new film by Clint Eastwood tomorrow night.

4. Im keeping the door closed because I dont want my dog to get out.

14. Are you realising what will happen if you leave?

5. Im believing in Father Christmas.

15. Were trusting you to look after the house while were away.

6. Were having dinner at Emilys house.

16. After watching it for eleven years, Im still loving Coronation Street.

7. Youre forgetting something, John. What? I love you!

17. Which book are you meaning?

8. Were involving you in the discussion because you work for this company.

18. Were thinking about moving to Ireland.

9. Megan is really wanting to get married.

19. I was weighing the parcel on the scales, when my dog barked.

10. She is owing me five pounds.

20. It is seeming that you arent very happy in this job.

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Test Your Grammar Skills
State Verbs in English Matching Game 1
State verbs are a small group of verbs in English which dont usually have continuous forms, but use only simple verb forms. They are different from active verbs like run, eat, put, etc. which describe deliberate physical actions. Some verbs are only state verbs, but other verbs can be both state and active, depending on the context in which theyre used. Look at the continuous form sentences below. All of them use state verbs. Ten of them use state verbs correctly, and ten incorrectly. Separate the sentences into correct and incorrect, and correct the mistakes.

Answers: The incorrect sentences were: 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, and 20. Heres how they should read:

3. Do you trust me?

(present simple, not present continuous) (present simple, not present continuous) (present simple, not present continuous)

5. I believe in Father Christmas.

9. Megan really wants to get married. 10. She owes me five pounds.

(present simple, not present continuous)

11. Have you smelled (or smelt) the pizzas in the oven? Delicious! (present perfect simple, not present perfect continuous) 12. I wish it would snow for Christmas! (present simple, not present continuous) (present simple, not present continuous)

14. Do you realise what will happen if you leave?

16. After watching it for eleven years, I still love Coronation Street. (present simple, not present continuous) 17. Which book do you mean? (present simple, not present continuous) (present simple, not present continuous)

20. It seems that you arent very happy in this job.

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