A. verbe durative – verbe care au durată

to read, to walk, to play to sing, to wash, to swim, to wait, to sleep, to paint, to draw etc.

B. verbe non-durative – verbe de moment, acțiunea este încheiată aproape în același moment în care a fost desfășurată

to hit, to kick, to arrive, to enter, to catch, to break, to lie, to start, to finish, to hate, to know, believe, to hope, to wink