Check this video,
It seems that the man says "for Performative verbs, if we are doing something & at the same time we are saying it, then we don't need to use present continuous tense". I am not sure I get it right.
For example, When I say "I promise to do my homework", I am making the promise at the time of saying
But "promise" is not a stative verb, so we can say "He is promising to do his homework"
Some sites say these are Performative verbs: accept, acknowledge, advise, apologise, assume, deny, guarantee, hope, inform, predict, promise, recommend, suggest, suppose, warn
This site says:
Performative verbs: when you say a word you do the action the word describes
There is a group of verbs called "performative verbs". When you say these words, you actually do the action of the verb. If I say, "I apologise", by saying "apologise", I make my apology.
Compare this to a word like "run". If I say, "I run in the morning", then "run" just represents an action. Actually running is a different action. I cannot run just by saying "run".
But what if I was running & saying "I run" at the same time?
My question is that:
Can "Performative principle" be applied to other verbs such as "run or eat"?
Can the utterance "I run" be grammatical if I am running & at the same time saying it?