State verbs exercise

July 22, 2014pdf

Action verbs can have both continuous and simple forms. State verbs, on the other hand, are not normally used in the continuous form.

This grammar exercise tests your ability to use action verbs and state verbs correctly.

Complete the given sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. I ………………… this flavor.

a) like

b) am liking

c) Either could be used here

2. I ………………. fine.

a) feel

b) am feeling

c) Either could be used here

3. I ………………. your dad tomorrow.

a) see

b) am seeing

c) Either could be used here

4. I called her because I ……………….. to talk.

a) needed

b) was needing

c) Either could be used here

5. I …………….. that he is innocent.

a) believe

b) am believing

c) Either could be used here

6. I …………….. his motives.

a) doubt

b) am doubting

c) Either could be used here

7. I ……………….. what you mean.

a) see

b) am seeing

c) Either could be used here

8. I ……………… her immediately.

a) recognized

b) was recognizing

c) Either could be used here

9. The meat ………………. bad.

a) smells

b) is smelling

c) Either could be used here

10. He …………………. 72 kilos.

a) weighs

b) is weighing

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. I like this flavor.

2. I feel / am feeling fine.

3. I am seeing your dad tomorrow.

4. I called her because I needed to talk.

5. I believe that he is innocent.

6. I doubt his motives.

7. I see what you mean.

8. I recognized her immediately.

9. The meat smells bad.

10. He weighs 72 kilos.

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