Some verbs are not used with – ing. These are called Stative Verbs. They talk about a state, not an action. Action verbs are called Dynamic Verbs.
No –ing after these stative verbs:
Like, love, hate, need, prefer, want, know, realise, suppose, mean, understand, believe, remember, belong, contain, consist, seem.
I’m loving it.
- I love it.
I am knowing Michael for six years.
- I have known Michael for six years.
I am seeing Freddie, but he can’t see me.
- I see Freddie, but he can’t see me.
- I am seeing Freddie tonight.
(Dynamic use: seeing means meeting in this sentence.)