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Practice 12 Common Business English Idioms – Part 4

Practice 12 Common Business English Idioms – Part 4

Practice 12 Common Business English Idioms – Part 4

Learn and practice using 12 common business English idioms with our fantastic FREE printable worksheet (below) – plus answers. The 12 idioms are:

  1. a safe pair of hands
  2. be in the driver’s / driving seat
  3. fast track sth
  4. talk yourself out of sth
  5. pay over the odds
  6. game plan
  7. the word (on the street) is
  8. be under the weather
  9. work against the clock
  10. be in / out of the loop
  11. sth is not going to fly
  12. be snowed under

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Practice 12 Common Business English Idioms – Part 4

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State Verbs in English

State Verbs in English

What are state verbs in English?

State verbs form a small group of verbs in English which don’t usually have continuous forms, but use only simple verb forms. They are sometimes called “stative verbs” or “non-progressive verbs”.

For example:

We say: “Annie likes frozen peas.” not “Annie is liking frozen peas.”

We say: “I saw a bird sitting on a branch.” not “I was seeing a bird sitting on a branch.”

We say: “Sue is nearly forty years old.” not “Sue is being nearly forty years old.”

State verbs are different from active verbs (also called “dynamic verbs”), which describe
deliberate physical actions, e.g. run, eat, put, etc. They fall into three main groups:

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State Verbs in English

State Verbs in English

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