2 Dad, this is my new boyfriend, Josh. Dad, What Do You Think?Hmmm….He has long hair.Uh, nice to meet you, Josh.He looks messy.Dad, this is my new boyfriend, Josh.I don’t like him.
3 Non-Action Verbs 1Some verbs do not describe actions. These verbs are called non-action or stative verbs.non-actionverbI a bird singing.hearI to a bird singing.am listeningaction verb
4 Non-Action Verbs 2 I see dogs running. I am looking at the dogs.
5 Some non-action verbs express emotions. lovehatelikedislikeI hate computers!I love computers!
6 Senses or AppearanceSome non-action verbs describe senses or appearance.heartastesmellsoundfeelseeThis tastes spicy!This smells awful!
7 I hear the ocean and seagulls. Practice 1Use the non-action verbs in the box to describe a vacation to the place in the picture.I hear the ocean and seagulls.hear see smell feel sound love hate like dislike
8 I prefer Amy’s old boyfriend. Needs or PreferencesSome non-action verbs express needs or preferences.wantneedpreferI prefer Amy’s old boyfriend.
10 Some non-action verbs show possession. This all belongs to us.Some non-action verbs show possession.We own this house.HaveOwnBelong
11 MeasurementsSome non-action verbs describe measurements, such as: cost, weigh, owe.The dinner costs all the money in my wallet!Yes, you owe us a lot of money.
12 Be Careful!We usually do not use non-action verbs in the present progressive (-ing) form.I am not liking him.I don’t like him.
13 I think her hair color is awful. A mother is meeting her son’s new girlfriend. Use the non-action verbs in the box to describe their first impressions.Practice 2I prefer his old girlfriendI think her hair color is awful.have own need preferknow think agree disagree
14 Non-Action Verbs 3Some non-action verbs can have different action and non-action meanings.He looks messy.He is looking at a tie.
15 Explain the different meanings of the verbs in the pairs of sentences. Practice 3Example: The perfume smells nice.She’s smelling the perfume.1. a. The cake tastes delicious.b. He’s tasting the cake right now.2. a. I have some food.b. I’m having breakfast.a. He thinks the painting is ugly.b. He’s thinking about buying a different painting.