Stative verbs worksheet - Exercises

By Viv Quarry (

Put the verb into the correct form. Use either the present simple or the present continuous.

1. Please don't make so much noise. I __________________ (study).

2. How many languages __________________ (Tom speak).

3. I __________________ (not/belong) to a political party.

4. Hurry! The bus __________________ (come). I __________________ (not/want) to miss it.

5. The River Nile __________________ (flow) into the Mediterranean.

6. The river __________________ (flow) very fast today — much faster than usual.

7. __________________ (it/ever/snow) in India?

8. We usually __________________ (grow) vegetables in our garden, but this year we __________________ (not/grow) any.

9. A: Can you drive?

B: No, but I __________________ (learn). My father __________________ (teach) me.

10. You can borrow my umbrella. I __________________ (not/need) it at the moment.

11. (at a party) I usually __________________ (enjoy) parties but I __________________ (not/enjoy) this one very much.

12. George says he's 80- years old but I __________________ (not/believe) him.

13. Ron is in London at the moment. He __________________ (stay) at the Hilton Hotel. He usually __________________ (stay) at the Hilton Hotel when he's in London.

14. My parents __________________ (live) in Bristol. They were born there and have never lived anywhere else. Where __________________ (your/parents/live)?

15. She __________________ (stay) with her sister at the moment, until she finds somewhere to live.

16. A: What __________________ (your father/do)?

B: He's a teacher, but he __________________ (not/work) at the moment.

17. What time __________________ (the banks/close) in Britain?

18. I don't understand the word 'aint'. What __________________ (it/mean)?

19. He is still ill but he __________________ (get/better) slowly.

20. The economic situation is already bad and it __________________ (get/worse).

Put the verb into the correct form. Use either the simple or the continuous forms.

21. I __________________ (just write) a cheque when I __________________ (remember) that I __________________ (have) nothing in the bank.

22. A: "I__________________ (see) you yesterday from the bus. Why __________________ (you use) a stick?"

B: "I __________________ (use) a stick because I__________________ (hurt) my leg that morning falling off a horse."

A: "Whose horse__________________ (you ride)?

23. The teacher__________________ (come) into the classroom unusually early and one of the boys who__________________ (smoke) a cigarette, __________________ (have) time to put it out, so he__________________ (throw) it into the desk and __________________ (hope) for the best.

A little later the teacher__________________ (notice) that smoke __________________ (rise) from the desk. "__________________ (you smoke) when I__________________ (come) in?" he__________________ (ask).

24. A: "Who__________________ (own) this umbrella?"

B: "I__________________ (not know). Everybody__________________ (use) it, but nobody__________________ (know) who__________________ (own) it.

25. A: "__________________ (you mind) if I__________________ (ask) you a question?"

B: "That__________________ (depend) on the question."

A: "It__________________ (concern) your brother."

B: "I__________________ (refuse) to answer any questions about my brother."

26. Look at that crowd. I__________________ (wonder) what they__________________ (wait) for.

27. This story is about a boy who__________________ (make) friends with a snake which he__________________ (find) in his garden.

28. That film__________________ (come) to the local cinema next week. I__________________ (expect) __________________ (you want) to see it?

29. A: "How__________________ (Peter get) on at school?"

B: "Very well. He__________________ (seem) to like the life.

30. A: "__________________ (you understand) what the lecturer__________________ (say)?"

B: "No, I__________________ (not understand) him at all".

31. He__________________ (never listen) to what you say. He__________________ (always think) about something else.

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