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Dynamic (activity) verbs describe actions or activities: He’s driving too fast.
Stative (non-activity) verbs describe states: There is a speed limit.
Dynamic verbs are used in the present continuous tense for things going on around the present time: I’m practising my English.
Stative verbs are not normally used in the continuous form: I want to improve my English.
Some verbs can be used as a dynamic verb or as a stative verb:
Dynamic: She’s smelling the roses.
Stative: The roses smell wonderful.