"More and more forests are disappearing because of fires." or "More and more forests disappear because of fires." which one is grammatically correct? Our English teacher said that disappear is a stative verb. I am not sure if she is right or wrong, because she makes a lot of grammatical mistakes while teaching and I always notice it. But maybe I am the wrong one
Both are correct. The verb disappear is frequently used in the present continuous: for example, the title of a recent New York Times article:
Independent Hotels Are Disappearing as Chains Grow 1
In this usage, I do not believe disappear is a stative verb. Oxford defines it as
disappear (v) cease to be visible. 2
With the example
He disappeared into the trees.
This is not a state of being but rather an action.