Action verbs describe actions that have a definite start and end and can have an –ing form.
Here are some state verbs:
Mental states: remember, forget, forgive, understand, know, notice, recognise, believe, wonder, hope, consider, be, think, suppose, expect, realise, trust, seem, wish, recognise, refuse
Emotional states: like, want, desire, hate, prefer, dislike, love
Other: own, possess, see, hear, smell, consist of, owe, belong
e.g. I think about you all the time. (state)
I’m thinking about moving to China. (action)
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