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Verbs with different meanings when they are states and actions
Some verbs can talk about a state or describe an action, but the meaning changes.
Performative verbs: when you say a word you do the action the word describes
When you use a word like "promise" or "apologise", you are doing the action by just saying the word. In those cases, use the present simple and not the continuous.
Mental states and the present continuous for a recent change in thinking
Use the present continuous with verbs about mental states and emotions to show a new way of thinking or that we are not sure.
State verbs with the present continuous and present simple
State verbs used with the present continuous or present simple have a slightly different meaning.
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