February 10, 2018
"Non-action verbs" are not used with the present continuous and present perfect continuous tenses.
Examples of non-action verbs:
seem, want, like, own, believe, prefer, possess
Notice that these have no action associated with them.
NO: It is seeming like you don't want to help me.
YES: It seems like you don't want to help me.
NO: I am wanting to spend more time with you.
YES: I want to spend more time with you.
NO: I have been liking you for a long time.
YES: I have liked you for a long time.
NO: I have been owning this house for eight years.
YES: I have owned this house for eight years.