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I don't understand what does a stative past participle conveys.We only use them when we want to emphasize the duration like "I have always wanted" or "I have known him for 5 years" what do they mean without duration ? What is the difference between "I have known" "I knew".

  • I'm not sure where "stative verbs" fit in here. The difference between I worked there for 5 years and I have worked there for 5 years is that the former implies I no longer work there, whereas the latter usually implies ...and I still do work there. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Nov 15 at 18:39
  • your question is not actually about past participles of stative verbs. it is about the difference between the simple past (I knew, he wanted) and the present perfect (I've known, he has wanted). and you can search this site and find a ton of answers to that. – green_ideas Nov 15 at 18:51
  • I think the problem is that: Past participles of action verbs imply past like "eaten,done" but as to stative verbs like "wanted or known" they sound present. İs it about passive voice ? – Help Me911 Nov 15 at 18:59

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