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This exercise practises uses of the stative and dynamic verbs which refer to the five senses. Stative verbs refer to an unchanging state and dynamic verbs to a change of state.  Generally speaking, stative verbs are not used in continuous tenses in English, though there are exceptions, while dynamic verbs use the full range of tenses. Look at the example below. Then read each sentence and decide firstly if it is correct (v ) or wrong (x) and secondly whether the verb is from group A, B or C. If it is wrong, write in the correct form.


I think that it's a good idea. - stative/correct; 
I think about you every day
. - dynamic/correct; 
I'm thinking that it's a good idea
. - stative/wrong; 
I'm thinking about you now
. - dynamic/correct

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