Nonprogressive verbs talk about or describe mental actions. (Mental Actions: emotional, mental, and possession)
These verbs describe general feelings or actions. Nonprogressive verbs are always written in the simple tense.
1. (feel) I feel sad about my grandmother dying.
2. (think) I think I should study before my test tomorrow.
3. (taste) The pizza tastes great.
4. (smell) The bakery smells great.
5. (be) I am excited.
Progressive and Action Verbs
These verbs are used when you are describing an action or activity in progress.
1. (feel) She is feeling the soft, wool sweater.
2. (think) Tim is thinking about studying at the library.
3. (taste) My mom tastes the sauce.
4. (smell) She smells the corn to check for freshness.
5. (be) The clown is being silly.
*When using (be + adjective) you are describing a temporary characteristic. “Be” is most commonly used for foolish, nice, kind, lazy, careful, patient, silly, rude, polite, and impolite actions.
Please choose whether the sentence is progressive or nonprogressive. The first sentence has been completed for you. English Logic will put a checkmark
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