Hi Teachers,

I've found this definition:

Think: it is a stative verb when think is used for an opinion. It is not a planned action, it is a mental state.

Example:

Jason is telling us a story right now. I believe his story. I think it is true.

My question is, 'Even though we also use the verb 'think' to express an opinion, don't we use the brain for that too?'

Thanks in advance
You are correct in that in both forms of think, we use our brains. Here is another way to think about think.

In the first example, "Jason is telling us a story right now. I believe his story. I think it is true.", think is being used as to believe.

If we use think in another way, such as "This question is really difficult. Let me think about it.", think is being used to describe the process of thinking.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Tai Bezeau

Canadian Way Language Institute
Hi Tai Bezeau,

Thank you so much for your reply.

You've said,"If we use think in another way, such as 'This question is really difficult. Let me think about it.', think is being used to describe the process of thinking".

So if here 'think' describes 'the process of thinking' the use of ''think' as an stative verb can be describe as a mental state only or more precise, as a personal feeling. In conclusion, as you've as a 'personal believe', right?

Sincerely,

TS