Is it correct to use stative verbs in simple past tense

Ex:we all tasted the cake.

Is it gramitically correct to use in simple future and perfect tenses

  • Explain what you think is a stative verb. – Xanne May 21 '20 at 5:13
  • In the phrase we all tasted the cake, taste is probably not a stative verb but an active verb. It's either verb definition 1.2 or 1.3 in Lexico, and for these meanings, taste is not a stative verb. – Peter Shor May 21 '20 at 14:04
  • Thank you . But stative verbs can not be used in continuous tense if im not wrong – user372766 May 21 '20 at 14:20

Would “the world is feeling the effects of climate change” not be a case of a stative verb in the continuous tense or aspect?


Your example doesn't seem to be a stative sense of the word "taste". But it's certainly possible to use stative verbs in the past tense:

John felt sick yesterday.

And to use a stative sense of "taste":

When we ate the cake, we tasted the chocolate frosting.

It can also be used in the future:

After you eat dinner you will feel full.

And in perfect tense:

I have felt sick before.

Or present perfect progressive:

I have been feeling sick for the past week.

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