- Most verbs are "Normal Verbs" .
- The second group, called "Non-Continuous Verbs" or "Non-Progressive Verbs" is smaller.
- The third group, called "Mixed Verbs" is the smallest group.
|SEE *||ASTONISH||DOUBT *||OWE||CONSIST OF|
|SMELL *||CARE *||FEEL*||OWN||CONTAIN|
* These verbs (with an * in the table) have other meanings, and in these cases you can use the present continuous if you are referring to something that is happening now.
HAVE for example can also mean:
take (a shower), eat, drink, experience (problems).
Brian is having problems with his weight, look at him, he is having another chocolate muffin with his tea.
THINK can also mean:
have ideas in one's mind, plan.
John: A penny for your thoughts, Anna.
Anna: I am thinking about my family. I often think about them when I am alone. I am thinking of visiting them soon.