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Some English verbs have stative meanings. They describe conditions or situations that exist..

When verbs have stative meanings, they are usually not used in progressive tenses.

2

tastes and like have stative meanings.

Each describes a state that exists.

3

This food tastes good. I like it very much.

INCORRECT: This food is tasting good. I am liking it very much.

4

A verb such as taste has a stative meaning, but also a progressive meaning.

A verb such as like has a meaning. It is rarely, if ever, used in progressive tenses.

5

He doesn't like it.

It is incorrect to say He isn't liking it

6

The chef is in his kitchen. He is tasting the sauce.

tasting describes the acfion of the chef puting something in his mouth and actively testing its flavor (progressive).

7

It tastes too salty.

tastes descrbes. the person's awareness of the quality of the food (stative)

8

Tim (have) XXXXXXX a car.

has

9

Tim (have) XXXXXXX trouble with his car, so he has to take the bus to work these days.

IS HAVING

10

This box (weigh) XXXXXXX a lot. It's too heavy for me to lift:

WEIGHTS

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I just handed the box to the postal worker. Right now she (weigh) XXXXXXX it to see how much postage it (need) XXXXXXX

IS WEIGHTING

NEEDS