Stative Verbs List
Some verbs are only (or mostly) used in simple tenses, and are not used in continuous
tenses. An example of a simple tense is the present simple, or the past simple. An
example of a continuous tense is the present continuous or past continuous. These
verbs are called stative, or state verbs. A verb which isn’t stative is called a dynamic
verb, and is usually an action. Often stative verbs are about liking or disliking
something, or about a mental state, not about an action.
agree: ( AYNI FİKİRDE OLMAK) She didn’t agree with us.
appear: (MEYDANA GELMEK) It appears to be raining.
believe: (İNANMAK) I don’t believe the news.
belong : (AİT OLAMAK)This book belonged to my grandfather.
concern( İLGİLİ)This concerns you.
consist: (DEN OLUŞMAK) Bread consists of flour, water and yeast.
contain: (İÇERMEK) This box contains a cake.
depend: (BAĞLI OLMAK) It depends on the weather.
deserve: (HAK ETMEK) He deserves to pass the exam.
disagree: (FARKLI FİKİRDE OLMAK) I disagree with you.
dislike: (NEFRET ETMEK) I have disliked mushrooms for
doubt: (ŞÜPHE DUYMAK) I doubt what you are saying.
feel (=have an opinion)
I don’t feel that this is a good idea.
fit: (UYMAK) This shirt fits me well.
hate: (NEFRET ETMEK) Julie’s always hated dogs.
hear: (DUYMAK) Do you hear music?
imagine: (VAR SAYMAK) I imagine you must be tired.
impress: (ETKİLEMEK) He impressed me with his story.
include: (İÇERMEK) This cookbook includes a recipe for bread.
involve: (İÇERMEK) The job involves a lot of travelling.
know: ( TANIMAK,BİLMEK) I’ve known Julie for ten years.
like: (HOŞLANMAK) I like reading detective stories.
love: ( SEVMEK, HOŞLANMAK) I love chocolate.
matter: (ÖNEM ARZETMEK) It doesn’t matter.
mean: ( ANLAMINA GELMEK) ‘Enormous’ means ‘very big’.
measure (=be long)
This window measures 150cm.
mind: (UMURSAMAK) She doesn’t mind the noise.
need: ( İHTİYAÇ DUYMAK) At three o’clock yesterday I needed a taxi.
owe: (BORCU OLMAK) I owe you £20.
own: (SAHİP OLMAK) She owns two cars.
prefer: TERCİH ETMEK) I prefer chocolate ice cream.
promise: (SÖZ VERMEK) I promise to help you tomorrow.
realise: ( FARKETMEK) I didn’t realise the problem.
recognise: ( TANIMAK) I didn’t recognise my old friend.
remember: (HATIRLAMAK) He didn’t remember my name.
seem: (GİBİ GÖRÜNMEK) The weather seems to be improving.
sound: ( KULAĞA ... GELMEK) Your idea sounds great.
suppose: ( VAR SAYMAK) I suppose John will be late.
surprise: ( ŞAŞIRMAK) The noise surprised me.
understand: ( ANLAMAK) I don’t understand this question.
want: (İSTEMEK) I want to go to the cinema
weigh (=have weight)
This cake weighs 450g.
wish: ( KEŞKE) I wish I had studied more.