I know William - Eu conheço William
Some verbs do not have a continuous form. They are called stative verbs because they describe states instead of actions. Usually they refer to knowledge, agreement, feelings, etc.
Some common stative verbs are: know, understand, agree, disagree, want, prefer, imagine, belong, depend, etc.
I agree with you.
I am agreeing with you.
He knows everything about the subject.
He is knowing everything about the subject.
Tip: stative verbs are often verbs to communicate opinions (e.g. to believe), perception (e.g. to imagine), emotion or possession (e.g. to belong).
Some verbs (e.g. have, think, see, etc) that have more than one meaning can be stative or non-stative depending on the meaning:
|A comparison of dynamic/action verbs, stative verbs and mixed verbs.||Easy English Class|