Dynamic Verbs (Action Verbs) and Stative Verbs

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Dynamic verbs and stative verbs: rules, examples and usage (25 pages)

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The guide to dynamic verbs (action verbs) and stative verbs, including: rules, examples, exercises and answers.

Stative Verbs

Stative verbs are verbs that express a state rather than an action.

be, seem, love, own, want, sound, have, know, understand.

Emily is sad.
Emily is sad.

Dynamic Verbs

Dynamic verbs are the opposite of stative verbs. They express a real action.

Jump, swim, catch, write, call, sleep, hit, open, speak.

John cries.
John cries.
Get this booklet to help your students fully understand stative and dynamic (action) verbs.