I was learning non-continous verbs once again when I came across a site (I won't post a link to it, it's in russian). And it says that sometimes when we want to emphasize the action, we can use non-continous verb in continous form. And there's an example:

I am hating him!

As the site says, expression above means that someone who said that hates "him" a lot.

I started searching for more info on this topic but found nothing. So my question is: is that right that non-continuous verbs can be used in continous form and if so, how natural it sounds? How often do you say something like this?

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Non-continuous verbs; verbs that cannot be used in continuous forms are usually verbs that you cannot see somebody doing

I wouldn't say that a lot.

I would say:

I continue to hate him

  • So, if I understood you correctly, the conclusion is: they (verbs) can, but it's a rare case and might sounds unnatural. Right?
    – Ruberoid
    Dec 31, 2018 at 13:50
  • @Ruberoid yes that is correct
    – user109564
    Dec 31, 2018 at 13:53

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