Definición de stative en inglés:


Silabificación: sta·tive
Pronunciación: /ˈstātiv


  • (Of a verb) expressing a state or condition rather than an activity or event, such as be or know, as opposed to run or grow. Contrasted with dynamic.
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    • On the one hand, then, it can be taken as a representation of the semantic structure of be; at the same time, it can be taken as a schematic representation of any stative verb.
    • I mean, so what if I use stative verbs in the progressive form, or use Chinese language structure for my English in daily usage?
    • Then too, the participles of verbs with intensifier un - don't generally permit stative readings.


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  • A stative verb.
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    • On the other hand, some imperfectives are compatible with both present simple and present progressive, whereas others - the so-called statives, as in - are compatible only with the simple present.
    • Exercise Five then asks learners to identify statives and adjective participles in an example paragraph.
    • One thing I'm finding is that other people list verbs that I would consider perfectly normal verbs as being statives.


mid 17th century: from Latin stativus, from stat- 'stopped, standing', from the verb stare.

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