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everybody welcome back to our weekly

live stream my name is Alisha and this

week we are going to talk about stative

verbs in the continuous tense so this is

a grammar point many of you have asked

about so this week I'm going to first

explain what our stative verbs and what

our dynamic verbs then I'm going to talk

about why we use these verbs in the

progressive form or the continuous form

I'm going to share some example

sentences that use some different

grammar patterns so that you can maybe

get some ideas for how to use it and

then I'm going to talk about using the

verbs being and having so there are lots

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today's lesson is about stative verbs in

the continuous tense

so today the lesson title uses

continuous yes continuous it's ok

progressive is also ok there are these

two words we use to express the ing form

so continuous form this is the I and G

form of a verb so I'll use progressive

and continuous to mean this today first

I want to begin with an explanation what

is a stative verb what's a stative verb

so you can probably see here maybe and

this word stative there's kind of this

root this base here state so a stative

verb is used to describe a status a

state a condition so it's you can

imagine it's something that we choose so

we use stative verbs to express things

like our emotions we use them for

emotions for feelings for our mental

state so like things that we feel or

things like words we use to describe

thinking and so on so these are stative

verbs this is different from a dynamic

verb so a dynamic verb describes an

I'm doing something for example I'm

teaching I'm talking those are actions

things I'm doing a stative verb

some examples are down here are like

like and love need and so on these are

called stative verbs and yes there are

some verbs that can be used as stated

and dynamic verbs there are some okay

onto this last point here stative verbs

are usually used in present tense so

present tense this means like the

infinitive form so as I said like or

love we usually do not use stative verbs

in the ing form the inga form but there

are some cases where we do so that's

going to be the focus of today's lesson

I have slowed down my speaking

considerably I'm slowing I'm slowing

down a lot today yes because there are

some big vocabulary words okay so as I

said some examples of these stative

verbs examples of stative verbs are

these these are some emotion or feeling

related words so I talked about like and

love these are very common examples need

I mentioned to need to want to sound to

sound here sound this is used as a verb

for example in the expression sounds

good that sounds good so sound is a

stative verb we can use it as a stative

verb these three here these are also

stative verbs be have and think so at

the end of today's lesson I'm going to

focus on B and

and using being and having as many

students have questions about these

points so these are stative verbs we use

them as I said for our emotions or

mental state

so why progressive why should we use

this ing form what's the reason for this

why so we use the progressive the ING

with these verbs to show a temporary

condition so temporary means for a short

time only so for example when I say like

I am teaching now teaching is the

progressive form that's a temporary

condition it's only in this moment in

one hour I will not be teaching so we

use ing forms to talk about like a

short-term or temporary conditions

temporary statuses so with state of

sorry with stative verbs we're using

them in the progressive tense the ing

form to show a temporary state so I'll

show you some examples in part two of

today's lesson so but let's let's kind

of warm up with miss comparison then so

let's compare these two sentences so

this sentence I like baseball this is

the simple present tense sentence like

is one of my stative verbs like here is

simple present tense so as I said we

usually use these in present tense very

common sentence I like baseball

however let's compare to this it says

I've been liking baseball lately so this

sentence shows a temporary condition

there's a big

right here lately means recently so in

like the recent past or in these last

few days of the last few weeks

recently lately this part I have been

liking so in this case this is a present

perfect progressive sentence I've been

liking baseball lately so what's the

difference between these two I like

baseball is a simple fact so that's like

saying it's my hobby

or maybe I've enjoyed that since I was a

little kid I like baseball fact fine

this sentence however I've been liking

baseball lately means in this like

recent past so very recently or this is

something that is temporary maybe next

month I will hate baseball

I don't know but this sentence shows us

a temporary condition we use the ing

form the progressive or the continuous

form to express this and sometimes we

use these hint words I've been liking

baseball lately so this is the base for

today's lesson I'm going to take a break

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already I chose a few PDFs to introduce

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explaining or for using today's grammar

point so I talked about these words here

yeah like like and love and

and so on so I thought these are two

examples of two examples of PDFs I

thought would be good with today's

lesson this says singing in English yeah

but this is actually about music I chose

this one because on the back here there

are these expressions for talking about

music like I love music I like this song

these are stative verbs I just mentioned

so I'm going to talk later in this

lesson about describing things you've

liked recently so you can use some of

these patterns in the progressive tense

and then the same thing this says like

romance in love but you can use some of

these expressions on the back again

these stative verbs appear sorry it's

hard to see it says I like your

hairstyle for example but you can use I

like your something so again that's a

stative verb but you can change it to

the progressive tense and make a

slightly different statement so these

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subject is stative verbs in continuous

or progressive form to begin today's

lesson I talked about stative verbs what

are they so if you missed it you can go

back and watch but for now I'm going to

go to part two of today's lesson right

here I want to introduce some example

sentences I'm going to share a few

different grammar patterns some are

simple some are more complex but I want

to show you how we use how native

speakers use something like this so

let's take a look first one this is a

simple expression I'm liking this I'm

liking this so here my stative verb is

like like so we use I'm liking this for

something that we usually have recently

learned about so for example you are at

a party and it seems good you just

arrived at the party and people are

having a good time there's nice music

there's nice food people are friendly

and you might say to your friend I'm

liking this I'm liking this so why do we

use progressive why liking why not I

like this we use this part ing to show

it's temporary like maybe in the future

in this party I won't like something

that happened so it suggests it's a

continuing feeling maybe it's going to

stop at some point in the future

excuse me if you feel like confident wow

I really like this place or I really

like this party then you can communicate

that slightly stronger more like factual

feeling with I like so I'm liking this

it's a temporary condition a temporary

status so maybe if you're watching in

the in the chat right now and if you're

enjoying a lesson you can say I'm liking

this lesson so far so that shows that up

until this point you are like enjoying

the lesson so you can say I like this

lesson that's good too

liking shows something is unfinished

there's a chance it may stop your

feeling may stop in the future okay good

so and if you have questions let me know

I'm trying to check the chat I don't see

anything okay let's continue second

example this is sounding good this is

sounding good so here is my verb sound

sound is my verb my stative verb

sounding good when would we use this so

let's imagine here you are you are

making music I know not everybody plays

an instrument let's imagine you're

making music with your friends or with

your band for example you're creating

something new and you think wow this is

sounding good which means in this moment

this thing we made this song it sounds

good now so it's sounding really good so

again in this situation it's like you

made something it's new and in this

moment it seems good it's sounding good

now maybe in the future that will change

but in this moment it's good so you want

to communicate that temporary feeling


sounding good this is sounding good so

we would use this as I said if we're

like making music or you're creating

something to listen to you would use

this is sounding good or maybe if you're

checking you're checking the audio I'd

like a music venue like this is sounding

good you might use it there so again

when you want to express more confidence

for example when your friend gives you

an idea for the weekend let's go to the

mountains oh yeah that sounds good that

sounds good so more confident not

temporary okay nice hey some of you

wrote I'm liking this lesson thank you

nice okay um good good good some some

people wrote yeah Akilah wrote I'm

liking your method cool that's nice so

so far so far I like your method that's

the feeling that using progressive tense

gives us okay let's go on to this next

one okay challenge I included this

because this is maybe a difficult

sometimes use of the progressive or

continuous form of a verb so here let's

read the sentence is he keeps needing


with simple tasks he keeps needing help

with simple tasks so one use of the

continuous form is with the verb keeps

or always to express a complaint to

express a complaint so this is one

example of something like that

so here need is my stative verb usually

we use this in simple present tense but

when you want to make a complaint as we

have here you can use the verb in the

progressive form okay oh we have a

question from Instagram thanks control

this can I say I'm liking your

explanation yeah yeah that's okay I

would be careful I'm liking your

explanation I'm liking your lesson is

okay if you are participating in the

chat like live now it doesn't it's

because it's temporary it's something

that's continuing so yes it's okay to do

if you're like interacting live now so

why keeps with s because my subject is

he he when my subject is he she or it I

need to conjugate my verb in this case

keep keep is a regular verb so he keeps

keeps is with a simple s addition when

my subject is he or she or it okay so

needing so he keeps needing we attach a

verb in the progressive tense to make a

complaint so this is one example of

where we could use progressive form or

continuous form with a stative verb so

another way to say this is he always

needs help with simple tasks he always

needs help with simple tasks another way

to express this is with the continuous


he keeps needing help with simple tasks

this means it's a regular action and

it's a complaint this is a complaint

pattern someone says I'm disliking your

quality of video well that's the

situation okay someone says how can I

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if you're watching ok

onward upgrading our grammar some more

next one is we've been loving this show

lately we've been loving this show

lately so we have this big hint word I

talked about the first part of the

lesson lately and we have this present

perfect progressive form we've been

loving this show lately so that shows

that in the recent past starting at a

point in the recent past and continuing

to now the conversation during this time

period we have continuously enjoyed this

show so we can say we've been loving

this show lately again it sounds like

maybe in the future I won't like this

show or we won't be so excited about it

but recently we are loving this show so

again a temporary condition okay um

let's see

keep oh oh keep isn't an irregular verb

past tense is irregular yes kept kept

but for when I said when I said regular

verb I meant it just takes a simple s

there sorry if I that was confusing okay

let's go on to the last one then oh

sorry two more again here I'm using a

present perfect progressive so I've been

wanting I've been wanting this is one

I've seen many people ask questions

about I've been wanting to do something

why do we use I've been wanting why not

I want to so both sentences are correct

I want to see that movie

is correct I've been wanting to see that

movie is correct what's the difference

so I've been wanting I will draw a small

diagram here we can see it yeah

so let's imagine you learned about

here's the past you learned about the

new spider-man movies did I talk about

this last week spider-man I feel like I

did like it talked about spider-man I

don't know anyway

let's say you learned about the new I

did the new spider-man movie at this

point in the past so here you saw you

saw a preview for the movie yeah sorry

you saw a preview for the movie and you

thought whoa I want to see that movie

and then you waited and waited and

waited and now we're having this

conversation here like now and it this

time you didn't see the movie but you

thought I want to see that movie I want

to see that movie I really want to see

that movie

but you still have not seen the movie in

this case we would use I've been wanting

to see that movie to describe this

feeling of continuing I wore I've really

been wanting to see that movie so this

expresses our continuing desire I've

been wanting to see that so you can't

say yes

I want to see that movie this though

shows that it's been it started in the

past and continues to the present nice

examples I've been wanting to read that

book good I've been wanting to go

traveling around the world nice I want

to see the movie also okay I've been

loving your teaching I've been wanting

to see motivational videos interesting

the deed okay but I have to go to the

next one I'm running

time this one then finally he was being

so this is our final point in today's

lesson he was being punished for in Erik

not so here we see this this is a past

progressive passive statement he was

being punished for in error this is key

this top-down thought this sort of

sentence shows us an unfinished action

he was being punished for an error when

management realized someone else caused

the problem so we use sentences like

this for interrupted actions as well

this is another situation where we would

use the ing form in this case beat so

I'm going to talk about being in the

last part of today's lesson so I will

take one more small break and then we'll

finish with our last two points so I

hope that's helpful nice examples

everybody I've been wanting to take an

intensive English course cool if I say I

have been waiting what does it mean it

means you started waiting in the past

and you waited and waited and waited and

waited and waited and then there was

something else that happened so that

would be a past perfect progressive or

yeah past perfect progressive sentence

so this is a present perfect progressive

diagram past perfect would mean the

whole thing moves over here everything

is in the past okay I have to go to my

break so I showed you I think yeah I

showed you these two PDFs earlier but I

wanted to pick a couple more to


which was the shopping one okay yeah I'm

two more sorry the shopping pedia

where we use verbs like like and need

and want a lot and the business PDF so

these are again two situations when

shopping for things and when discussing

things at work where you would need to

use grammar such as this so for example

these on the back this is the business

pedia on the back here there are phrases

for a business meeting but as I talked

about blurry sorry as I talked about

earlier in the lesson this is a

situation a business meeting where you

might use today's grammar like I'm

liking the sound of this

for example Oh back here okay thanks so

that's a situation where you might use

this grammar so this PDF the business

PDF has some business related situations

and then someone wrote about

motivational things in the facebook chat

their motivational workload it's on the

back here too that you can use for

studying okay so there's that and I also

quickly showed the shopping PDF on the

back there's a list of verbs that you

can use that are shopping related some

of these are stative verbs like have

have is a good one have is here and so

is like so these others are dynamic

verbs okay we'll finish that break there

so let's finish today's lesson I'm going

to conclude today's lesson with these

two quick points about B and

half so if you're just joining today's

lesson today we're talking about stative

verbs in the continuous or the

progressive form the ing form please

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focus now on using the verb being being

so what is the difference between be and

being why should I use this verb in

progressive tense I don't understand I

have these two examples these two pairs

of examples to look at so both of these

these follow the same pattern we have a

simple present tense statement and a

progressive stance statement let's look

at this first one the first example

sentence is he's weird he's weird and so

let's not worry about this about if this

is a rude comment or not but let's use

this as an example sentence weird

by the way weird means strange someone

who is not normal my god that guy's

weird she's weird he's weird he is weird

so I'm using the reduced form here he's


the second sentence progressive he is

being weird

he's being weird so what's the

difference here maybe you can see based

on what we've learned in this lesson so

far he's weird is a simple statement of


like he is always weird maybe that's

just what kind of person he is he's

weird he's being weird refers to a

temporary condition so maybe right now

he's in a strange mood or he didn't

sleep enough or he's really upset are

really unhappy or maybe he's really

nervous so he's being weird he's being


is not forever it's only for this point

in time so this is a great example he's

weird he's being weird

these communicate two very different

things with one word difference he's

being weird let's look at one more

example same idea your dogs are stupid

so stupid means they are not smart they

are not smart so it's a very rude word

don't call people stupid that's not good

so the other example is here dogs are

being stupid your dogs are being stupid

so doing something that's not smart very

dumb what's the difference again your

dogs are stupid this is a simple

statement of fact

so maybe the dogs I don't know have very

strange behavior the dogs don't

understand like how to go outside or the

dogs make a mess all the time like they

don't have good training for example

this is a general fact about the

listener's dogs this is rude example

second though your dogs are being stupid

again this is a temporary condition so

right now like the dogs maybe the dogs

have lots of energy and they're going

crazy like your dogs are being stupid so

being here before our adjective shows a

temporary state so this is a key point

temporary state is shown with being so

also keep in mind the adjectives that we

use here I've chosen weird and stupid

for these so these are status related

these are verbs or sorry these are

adjectives that can change depending on

a situation we cannot use this with an

adjective that like does not change for

example tall like I'm not tall I can't

say like that's not something I can

change so a sentence like oh he's being

tall is

correct it's totally not correct your

adjectives should be something that can

change it's like something you can

choose something you can will so you

cannot use this with an adjective that

is not changeable in some way okay

so let's finish today's lesson with this

last point using having having here

again two pairs

I had a great time and I'm having a

great time so here I'm using half in a

set expression to have a great time or

to have a good time the difference here

I had a great time it's a simple past

tense expression I'm having a great time

means right now in this moment I'm at a

party I'm having a great time so if you

want to express it like an experience

you are in now you can use I am having a

great time or I'm having a bad time too

maybe you are I don't know I'm having a

great time I'm having a good time

okay so nice examples there my aunt is

being extremely clever oh she's not

usually clever so keep in mind when you

use this temporary being thing you're

also saying usually this person is not

this adjective so if you say my aunt is

being extremely clever it also sounds

like whoa she's not usually extremely

clever last point sorry I have to finish

we had some trouble with this and I'm

having some trouble with this again

simple past statement we had some

trouble progressive statement I'm having

trouble so remember we use half in these

set expressions like these to mean

experience I'm experiencing trouble I'm

having trouble so having means now

currently temporarily do I'm having

trouble okay good okay I have to finish

there because I'm late sorry

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