Stative Or Non-Conclusive Verbs

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stative or non-conclusive verbs

Stative Or Non-Conclusive Verbs

You see in the use of english-language, there are some verbs which cannot be written in the ing form, a.k.a gerund.
This verbs that doesn’t exist in gerund form, that is, ing are called stative verbs or non-conclusive verbs.

As you already know the way we do here, there is always a rule, the bible says “where there is no law, there is no crime”

So let get the rules of stative or non-conclusive verbs and also how to identify stative or non-conclusive verbs in a sentence.

How To Identify Stative Or Non-Conclusive Verbs

Identifying stative or non-conclusive verbs in a sentence is very easy because stative or non-conclusive verbs only has three categories in the use of english language, which are listed below:

a} Category a: Mental state verbs,

b} Category b: Emotional state verbs,

c} Category c: Miscellaneous verbs

Those are the three categories of stative or non-conclusive verbs, now let get it rules and explanation.

Rules Of Stative Or Non-Conclusive Verbs

Rule 1
1} Category a: Mental state verbs,
Whenever any of  the listed below mental state verbs are used in a sentence or statement, they shouldn’t be in gerund form, that is, the ing form because they are mental state verbs.
Please kindly note that, mental state verbs are not limited to the words you see below:

Differ, Agree, Disagree, Regard, Remember, Suppose, Disbelieve, Suppose, Think, Understand, Recognize, Trust, Distrust, Recollect, Find, Doubt, Hear, See.
Whenever any of the word above is used as a verb in a sentence or statement, they cannot be in the gerund form, that is, the ing form.

So it is wrong to say:

a} I am hearing you or am understanding but instead, you say:

1} I understand you.
Or simply use the verb as a gerundive noun.

Instead of saying:

a} Am seeing you for the first time, you say:

1} This is the first time I have seen you. {You can see that an anomalous verbs follows}

You can also use the verb as gerundive noun as I have mention above, for example:

Instead of saying:

Am seeing you here for the first time, you say:

Seeing you here gladdens me.

You can see that, in the statement above, the verb “see” is used as a gerundive noun.

Now let talk about the second category:

Rule 2
2} Category B: Emotional state verbs
Emotional state verbs are verbs, “from the word: emotion, used to express emotional feelings. So whenever the listed below{not limited to} words are used in a sentence or statement, they shouldn’t be in gerund or ing form.

Wish, Hate, Astonish, Abhor, Adore, Detest, Desire, Want, Please, Dislike, Displease, Forgive, Love, Like, Mind, Mope, Feel.
Let me use love and like to explain.

If someone utter this word beside you, how will you feel?

“I am liking you”
Am very sure you will feel uncomfortable to hear that word {do you see what I did there}, so if you know that to say I am liking you is wrong, then why do you always say “I am loving you to your partner.

Category C: Miscellaneous
Whenever any of the characterized (miscellaneous) listed below words are used as verbs, they shouldn’t be in gerund form.

Resemble, Appear, Seem, Have, Consist (of), Contain, Deserve, Suffice, Equal, Belong, Keep (be a part of), Depend, Matter
Whenever any of the words above is used as a verb in a sentence or statement, it must not end in ing form.

For example:
1} The woman warned her daughter not to keep company with bad boys.

You can see that the verb “keep” is not in gerund or ing form.

Those are the three categories and rules on Stative Or Non-Conclusive Verbs.
I think I have explained better to not require any other examples, so here are your assignment on stative or non-conclusive verbs. Enrol For This Verb Course To Improve Your Understanding On Predator Usage


1} Many streets in this town ( ) in need of light at night.

a) are standing
b) have stood
c) stand
d) stood

Hint : use rule 3

2} You can proceed, I ( ) what you are saying.

a) was understanding
b) will be understanding
c) am understanding
d) understand
e) may be understanding

Hint: use rule 1

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