Learn English | A new lesson every week
Book your course now

V.2.6 - Verbs, basic

what are state verbs?

Average: 3.8 (250 votes)

'They love it' or 'They are loving it'?

When a verb describes a state and not an action  we do not use the continuous tense. For example, 'play' is an action so we can say 'playing' whereas 'be' is a fixed state which does not change: 'To be, or not to be'.

what are sense verbs?

Average: 3.5 (72 votes)

 'Chillies taste hot.'

Irregular Verb List

Average: 4 (25 votes)

 wrestling

'Fight / fought / fought'

Most  English verbs take -ed for the past tense or past participle. The problem is that many verbs do not follow this rule. Here is a good list of irregular verbs for you to refer to.

Add this page to your favourites so you can quickly find out those tricky verbs as and when you need to!