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.

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.