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Hi! here I come with a new question: I´ve been always told that stative verbs cannot appear in a progressive tense, but now I quote what I found yesterday in one of my books:

Stative verbs: they do not admit the progressive aspect.
- Verbs of inert perception and cognition, e.g. think, believe, like, love, see, feel, forgive, hear, remember, smell and wish...

- Relational verbs, e.g., belong, cost, depend, need, owe, own, posses, resemble...
They may occasionally indicate an activity and be used in the progressive form.

So, my question is: When can they be used in the progressive form, as the explanation quote above does not solve this for me? Also, could you please give any examples?

Big thanks to all those who reply in advance.

Antonio
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When it comes to English grammar, exposure to authentic English spoken by native speakers is a useless thing. In your case it turns to be even harmful. I wish you got it.
are you serious about that one?

Like I said in another thread, if you want to go and invent your own version of English, I see no harm in that, however I would much prefer it if you were clear and honest about what you're trying to do, i.e. because you believe that the English that is spoken by native speakers of English is 'bad/crooked/ungrammatical etc', you're trying to develop your own version of English that uses 'proper Grammar' as you understand it.

The thing is that whether you like it or not, there are quite a few people out there who are trying to learn to speak English the way it is spoken by native speakers of English (which includes, inter alia, saying things like 'the moon' and 'I have known her for many years') and you may confuse them if you try to pass your own 'proper and improved' English for real English, so I think it would be only prudent of you if each time you talk about your ideas about the 'proper' English grammar that you would state clearly and unequivocally that it is not the English that native speakers speak you're talking about, it's your 'proper' English, which native speakers actuality do not use.
Why aren't you working?


the English that is spoken by native speakers of English is 'bad/crooked/ungrammatical etc
Yep. You scored the first point.

The English that is spoken by native speakers of English is 'bad/crooked/ungrammatical etc.

Now get back to work, if you would. Be as zealous there. Help your country blossom.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
The English that is spoken by native speakers of English is 'bad/crooked/ungrammatical etc.
it's also written by native speakers.

And anyway it's just your opinion. (that it's crooked)