Verbs related to activities of the mind:
• admit, agree, believe, know, mean, prefer, realise, remember, think, understand, want
Verbs related to emotions:
• adore, care, like, dislike, love, hate, hope
Having or being:
• appear, be, belong, contain, have, include, need, seem, possess, own
Verbs related to senses:
• feel, hear, look, see, smell, sound, taste…
Some state verbs can also refer to an activity. In this meaning they can be used in a continuous tense.
• We have a second-hand car. (have = possess > state)
• We are having some tea. (have = drink > activity)
• I think it’s a great idea. (think = believe > state)
• I’m thinking about my exam. (think = consider > activity)
Verbs related to senses are followed by adjectives, not adverbs.
• The coffee smells great.
• You look nice.
• That soup tastes awful.
• Their new song sounds fantastic.