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A state is a type of situation (or state of affairs). States are non-dynamic, i.e. they are not associated with change in the in (physical, temporal etc.) conditions.



State verbs:

  • verbs of emotion/cognition/attitude: love, like, worry, fear, know, think, believe, hope
  • verbs of perception: see, hear, feel
  • verbs of existence: be, live, exist
  • verbs of location: sit, stand, lie, rest
  • verbs of relation: contain, include, consist of

Example sentences:

  • He lives in New York
  • He knows the answer.

See also