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Some stative verbs have continuous forms but there is a difference in meaning.
|I think that coffee is great.
I’m thinking about my
|What are you thinking about? (= have an opinion)
holiday. (= I’mconsidering)
|It looks as if it’s going to rain.||He is looking at the painting.|
|(= it appears)||(= he is viewing it)|
|What does it taste like?||He’s tasting the soup.|
|(= What is its flavour?)||(= he’s testing the flavour)|
|I have a car.
a party/dinner, etc.
|I’m having a bath / (= own)|
|shirt feels soft.||(= part of an expression) The silk
Ann is feeling the cat’s fur.
|(= it has a soft texture)||(= she’s touching)|
|I see what you mean||I’m seeing Robert tomorrow|
|(= understand)||(= meet)|
|Your perfume smells of flowers||She is smelling the roses|
|(= it has the smell)||(she’s trying the smell of)|
|He appears to be working.||The opera singer is appearing on stage|
|(= he seems to be)||(= make an appearance)|
|The box is heavy. It weighs a lot.||He is weighing the potatoes on the scales.|
|(= its weight is)||(= he is finding out the weight of)|
|Tom is naughty.||Suzy is being very naughty.|
|(=His character is bad)||(= she is misbehaving)|