Exercise: stative and dynamic verbs

Read the following sentences and find all the verbs. Then decide whether they are stative or dynamic.

  1. The swimmer struck the water rhythmically over and over again as she raced ahead of the other competitors.
  2. The trees are bare now and the autumn-brown leaves lie on the ground like a golden carpet.
  3. I considered my essay and hoped that it contained enough relevant examples.
  4. Fireworks exploded around us as the clock sounded the start of a new year.
  5. The horse jumped the final fence with style and the rider impressed us with his quiet confidence.

Answers

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