Dynamic verbs and Stative Verbs | Parts of Speech

Dynamic Verbs and Stative Verbs.

A verb is a word or words that show action, conditions, state, and opinions. It is one of the parts of speech. There are many kinds of verbs. Over here we study dynamic verbs and stative verbs. These are the main parts of the verbs we must know.

Dynamic verbs and Stative Verbs

A) Dynamic verbs:

Dynamic verbs are called action verbs, they are used to show action or discuss someone doing something. In dynamic verbs, we perform the actions physically rather than mentally. write, climbed, watch, ask, drive, find, work, win, cry, deny, dispatch, destroy, enjoy,

Examples of dynamic verbs within the sentences.

  • He wrote on the wall. 
  • She climbed the wall.
  • They wasted the dishes.
  • The man could find the papers looking under the table.
  • We all are asking questions.
  • The girl is watching the movie,
  • Kamran drove the car.
  • My father has been working since midnight.

B) Stative Verbs (shows state)

Stative verbs (non-progressive verbs) are fewer in number rather than dynamic verbs. They are non-action verbs because they express a state(condition) rather than an action. More simply stative verbs normally relate to thoughts, emotions, relationships, senses, states of being, and measurements. There are many static verbs, such as:

Is, are, am, like, dislike. looks, feels, love, prefer, know, own, understand, hate doubt.

Examples of stative verbs within the sentences.

  • He is ill.
  • She is fine.
  • They like movies.
  • I prefer tea to water.
  • We dislike coffee.
  • he owns a car.
  • It looks fantastic.
  • Do you understand the grammar?
  • Did she feel tired?
  • The spouses had doubled on each other.
  • The man is rich.
  • May I know your name?
  • All the members disliked the beginner’s performance.

Note: We must not mix Dynamic verbs and static verbs, because they are the same structure voice. like:

  • He is ill.
  • They are rich.
  • She is sleeping.
  • They are earning money.

In the first two sentences. The words “is, are” work as a stative verb rather than an auxiliary verb. Though in 2nd sentence the same words perform as helping verbs. Because a sentence without the main verb is partial and won’t make complete sense.

In addition, they are non-progressive verbs. We can’t add ing at the end to make continuous sentences.


  • I am not knowing about new taste
  • She started disliking me.

They are wrong grammatically.

Some of the verbs can be Dynamic verbs and static verbs. They differ in usage.

For instance.

  • It sounds perfect. (stative verb)
  • I think about the future deeply. (stative verb)
  • He is thinking about progress. (dynamic verb)
  • Did you mind my words? (stative verb)
  • She is minding her words. (dynamic verb)
  • I have a car. (stative verb)
  • I am having my dinner. (dynamic verb)
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