Writing English Sentences: Stative Verbs
Stative verbs is the fourth article in the series Writing English Essays.
Stative verbs define describe a condition or situation that exists. They do not show any actions, and are followed by adjectives.
He appears angry. (Angry is a condition, and it is followed by an adjective.)
He doesn’t look happy. )Happy is a condition, and it is an adjective.)
Here is a table of some commonly used stative verbs.
There is / There are
There is / There are shows that something exists like a thing or an idea. we usually give more information by adding a prepositional phrase of location (place) or adverb to the sentence. The subject of the sentence with there is / there are follows the verb.
There is a new teacher at our school.
There are some children in the park.
The usage of there is / there are is quite easy to understand. In this post there is a mind map, a worksheet and two games to help you or your students.
Writing English Sentences: Stative verbs exercise.
Add the correct verb – be for these there is / there are sentences.
- Near my house, there _____ a playground.
- There _____ some children in the playground.
- There _____ a small boy on the swing.
- There _____ some noisy girls on the slide.
- On the playground seat, there _____ two mothers.
- In the tree, there _____ a magpie.
- There _____ any fathers in the playground.
- There _____ a security guard by the entrance of the playground.
- There _____ coffee shop in the playground.
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