The verb to think

Stative verbs describe a state rather than an action and do not usually have a continuous form. Some of them still can be used in Continuous tenses but with a difference in meaning.

Study attentively the following definitions and do the excercise afterwards.

think (not used in the progressive tenses) to have a particular idea or opinion about something/somebody; to believe something

think (usually used in the progressive tenses) 1) to have ideas, words or images in your mind
2) be thinking of somebody is used to say that you care about and feel sympathy for someone who is in a difficult situation:
I’m only thinking of you…

1. Take care! I … … …. of you.
2. Wait a minute — I … … .
3. It was impossible to know what he … … .
4. I … just … what a lovely time we had yesterday.
5. I … he was honest, but I was wrong.
6. Oh, sorry. I … … aloud.
7. She … that the film was very good.
8. What … you … of the film?
9. I certainly … there should be a ban on tobacco advertising…
10. Tell me, what … you … of my theory?
11. ‘She (not) … I’m an angel, that’s all.
12. I … they’re coming.’
13. …. you ….. I could have some more coffee?’
14. What … he … of? They didn’t hang people any more. …
15. He heard her click her teeth, a sure sign that she …. … .

Note: the examples were taken from authentic English dictionaries..
The material was taken from Upstream Proficiency by Virginia Evans -Jenny Dooley.


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