Stative/Non-action And Action Verbs

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By definition, verbs are doing words, which mean that verbs illustrate actions and happenings. However, there are non-action and action verbs. This may sound confusing but it is exactly what is being tested below.


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  • 1. 
    I can't find my pencil. I've looked for it every where and I still can't find it.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 2. 
    I can't find my pencil. I've looked for it every where and I still can't find it.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 3. 
    What do you think about the new teacher?
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 4. 
    I have a pencil.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 5. 
    What are you thinking about?
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 6. 
    You look great.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-actioin verb

  • 7. 
    I am having a party this weekend. Would you like to come?
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Non-action verb

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      See

    • B. 

      Seeing

    • C. 

      Am seeing

    • D. 

      Sees

  • 11. 
    What do you think about the new teacher?
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-action

  • 12. 
    The teacher ______ (see) you every day in Grammar Class.
    • A. 

      See

    • B. 

      Seeing

    • C. 

      Sees

    • D. 

      Is seeing

  • 13. 
    Stop it! You _____ (be) stupid right now.
    • A. 

      Being

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      Be

    • D. 

      Are being

  • 14. 
    He __________(not, remember) my name.
    • A. 

      Isn't remembering

    • B. 

      Doesn't remember

    • C. 

      Not remembers

    • D. 

      Not remembering

  • 15. 
    I have a pencil.
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-action

  • 16. 
    Does she _____ (need) a book right now?
    • A. 

      Need

    • B. 

      Needs

    • C. 

      Is needing

    • D. 

      Needing

  • 17. 
    John _______ (not want) anything at the moment.
    • A. 

      Isn't wanting

    • B. 

      Doesn't want

    • C. 

      Not wanting

    • D. 

      Not wants

  • 18. 
    What are you thinking about?
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-action

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Am seeing

    • B. 

      See

    • C. 

      Am see

    • D. 

      Seeing

  • 20. 
    You look great.
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-actioin

  • 21. 
    This food ---------- (smell) delicious.
    • A. 

      Smelling

    • B. 

      Is smelling

    • C. 

      Smell

    • D. 

      Smells

  • 22. 
    I am having a party this weekend. Would you like to come?
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-action

  • 23. 
    Would you please taste this soup?
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-action

  • 24. 
    What is the dog _____ (smell)?
    • A. 

      Smelling

    • B. 

      Is smelling

    • C. 

      Smell

    • D. 

      Smells

  • 25. 
    Yuck! The soup tastes terrible.
    • A. 

      Action

    • B. 

      Non-action

  • 26. 
    She __________ (look) unhappy.
    • A. 

      Looks

    • B. 

      Is look

    • C. 

      Is looking

    • D. 

      Look

  • 27. 
    I ________(see) my doctor tomorrow.
    • A. 

      See

    • B. 

      Seeing

    • C. 

      Am seeing

    • D. 

      Sees

  • 28. 
    Then students _____ (think) that this test is too easy.
    • A. 

      Are thinking

    • B. 

      Think

    • C. 

      Are think

    • D. 

      Thinks

  • 29. 
    The teacher ______ (see) you every day in Grammar Class.
    • A. 

      See

    • B. 

      Seeing

    • C. 

      Sees

    • D. 

      Is seeing

  • 30. 
    But one student ______ (thinking) hard about this question because he isn't sure what the right answer is.
    • A. 

      Is thinking

    • B. 

      Thinks

    • C. 

      Is think

    • D. 

      Thinks

  • 31. 
    Stop it! You _____ (be) stupid right now.
    • A. 

      Being

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      Be

    • D. 

      Are being

  • 32. 
    I ______ (not agree) with what you are saying.
    • A. 

      Am not agree

    • B. 

      Not agree

    • C. 

      Don't agree

    • D. 

      Am not agreeing

  • 33. 
    He __________(not, remember) my name.
    • A. 

      Isn't remembering

    • B. 

      Doesn't remember

    • C. 

      Not remembers

    • D. 

      Not remembering

  • 34. 
    Do you think the students ______ (have) a difficult time with this test right now?
    • A. 

      Have

    • B. 

      Are have

    • C. 

      Having

    • D. 

      Are having

  • 35. 
    Does she _____ (need) a book right now?
    • A. 

      Need

    • B. 

      Needs

    • C. 

      Is needing

    • D. 

      Needing

  • 36. 
    These pants ______ (not look) good with this shirt.
    • A. 

      Are not look

    • B. 

      Doesn't look

    • C. 

      Don't look

    • D. 

      Are not looking

  • 37. 
    John _______ (not want) anything at the moment.
    • A. 

      Isn't wanting

    • B. 

      Doesn't want

    • C. 

      Not wanting

    • D. 

      Not wants

  • 38. 
    ______ (wear) you a hat sometime?
    • A. 

      Are you wear a hat sometime?

    • B. 

      Are you wearing a hat sometime?

    • C. 

      Do you wear a hat sometime?

    • D. 

      Do you wearing a hat sometime?

  • 39. 
    I _______ (see) her now. She's just coming along the road.
    • A. 

      Am seeing

    • B. 

      See

    • C. 

      Am see

    • D. 

      Seeing

  • 40. 
    It _____ (rain) a lot in January.
    • A. 

      Is raining

    • B. 

      Rains

    • C. 

      Is rain

    • D. 

      Raining

  • 41. 
    How much _____ (cost) the jacket?
    • A. 

      How much is cost the jacket?

    • B. 

      How much is costing the jacket?

    • C. 

      How much costs the jacket?

    • D. 

      How much does the jacket cost?

  • 42. 
    This food ---------- (smell) delicious.
    • A. 

      Smelling

    • B. 

      Is smelling

    • C. 

      Smell

    • D. 

      Smells

  • 43. 
    How _____ (know) she?
    • A. 

      How is she knowing?

    • B. 

      How she knows?

    • C. 

      How does she knows?

    • D. 

      How does she know?

  • 44. 
    What is the dog _____ (smell)?
    • A. 

      Smelling

    • B. 

      Is smelling

    • C. 

      Smell

    • D. 

      Smells

  • 45. 
    No one ____ (care) about that.
    • A. 

      Is caring

    • B. 

      Is care

    • C. 

      Caring

    • D. 

      Cares

  • 46. 
    She __________ (look) unhappy.
    • A. 

      Looks

    • B. 

      Is look

    • C. 

      Is looking

    • D. 

      Look

  • 47. 
    Then students _____ (think) that this test is too easy.
    • A. 

      Are thinking

    • B. 

      Think

    • C. 

      Are think

    • D. 

      Thinks

  • 48. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      I am promising to help you tomorrow.

    • B. 

      I promise to help you tomorrow.

    • C. 

      I am promise to help you tomorrow.

    • D. 

      I going to help you tomorrow.

  • 49. 
    But one student ______ (thinking) hard about this question because he isn't sure what the right answer is.
    • A. 

      Is thinking

    • B. 

      Thinks

    • C. 

      Is think

    • D. 

      Thinks

  • 50. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      He is seem to be improving.

    • B. 

      He is seeming to be improving.

    • C. 

      He seems to be improving.

    • D. 

      He seem to be improving.

  • 51. 
    I ______ (not agree) with what you are saying.
    • A. 

      Am not agree

    • B. 

      Not agree

    • C. 

      Don't agree

    • D. 

      Am not agreeing

  • 52. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      I am having a party next weekend.

    • B. 

      I going to have a party next weekend.

    • C. 

      I am have a party next weekend

    • D. 

      I having a party next weekend.

  • 53. 
    Do you think the students ______ (have) a difficult time with this test right now?
    • A. 

      Have

    • B. 

      Are have

    • C. 

      Having

    • D. 

      Are having

  • 54. 
    Which question is correct?
    • A. 

      Are you have a good time?

    • B. 

      Have you a good time?

    • C. 

      Are you having a good time?

    • D. 

      Do you having a good time?

  • 55. 
    These pants ______ (not look) good with this shirt.
    • A. 

      Are not look

    • B. 

      Doesn't look

    • C. 

      Don't look

    • D. 

      Are not looking

  • 56. 
    Which question is correct?
    • A. 

      What are you look for?

    • B. 

      What are you looking for?

    • C. 

      What do you looking for?

    • D. 

      What you looking for?

  • 57. 
    ______ (wear) you a hat sometime?
    • A. 

      Are you wear a hat sometime?

    • B. 

      Are you wearing a hat sometime?

    • C. 

      Do you wear a hat sometime?

    • D. 

      Do you wearing a hat sometime?

  • 58. 
    Which question is correct?
    • A. 

      What does that hamburger tasting like?

    • B. 

      What that hamburger tastes like?

    • C. 

      What taste the hamburger?

    • D. 

      What does that hamburger taste like?

  • 59. 
    It _____ (rain) a lot in January.
    • A. 

      Is raining

    • B. 

      Rains

    • C. 

      Is rain

    • D. 

      Raining

  • 60. 
    Which question is correct?
    • A. 

      Why are you behaving like this? You are not your normal self.

    • B. 

      Why do you behave like this? You are not your normal self.

    • C. 

      Why are you behave like this? You are not your normal self.

    • D. 

      Why do you behaving like this? You are not your normal self.

  • 61. 
    How much _____ (cost) the jacket?
    • A. 

      How much is cost the jacket?

    • B. 

      How much is costing the jacket?

    • C. 

      How much costs the jacket?

    • D. 

      How much does the jacket cost?

  • 62. 
    How _____ (know) she?
    • A. 

      How is she knowing?

    • B. 

      How she knows?

    • C. 

      How does she knows?

    • D. 

      How does she know?

  • 63. 
    No one ____ (care) about that.
    • A. 

      Is caring

    • B. 

      Is care

    • C. 

      Caring

    • D. 

      Cares

  • 64. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      I am promising to help you tomorrow.

    • B. 

      I promise to help you tomorrow.

    • C. 

      I am promise to help you tomorrow.

    • D. 

      I going to help you tomorrow.

  • 65. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      He is seem to be improving.

    • B. 

      He is seeming to be improving.

    • C. 

      He seems to be improving.

    • D. 

      He seem to be improving.

  • 66. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      I am having a party next weekend.

    • B. 

      I going to have a party next weekend.

    • C. 

      I am have a party next weekend

    • D. 

      I having a party next weekend.

  • 67. 
    Which question is correct?
    • A. 

      Are you have a good time?

    • B. 

      Have you a good time?

    • C. 

      Are you having a good time?

    • D. 

      Do you having a good time?

  • 68. 
    Which question is correct?
    • A. 

      What are you look for?

    • B. 

      What are you looking for?

    • C. 

      What do you looking for?

    • D. 

      What you looking for?