Verbs that can be static and dynamic
Some verbs from this list can be stative or dynamic depending on the meaning.
have and having
Have is stative in the meaning of possession but it becomes dynamic in expressions like
have a break, have lunch, have a shower.
I have an idea.
She’s having a bath at the moment.
be and being
Be is usually not used in the continuous. But we say
am/is/are being meaning someone is acting weirdly right now — often with negative shades, criticism.
He is silly. always
He ’s being silly. = is acting silly right now
think и thinking
to think = have an opinion, believe → stative
to think = consider → dynamic
When "think" means "consider", it can be used either in the simple or in the continuous tense.
Isn't it a great idea? What do you think?
I think we'd better go home.
see и seeing
to see = use your eye-sight → stative
to see = meet → dynamic
Stop hiding, I see you.
We are seeing Jill and Mike on Friday.
taste и tasting
to taste = to have some taste → stative
to taste = try something → dynamic
The apple mousse tastes a bit sour.
The food blogger is tasting the risotto.