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What is the difference between the two sentences

What is the difference between mental state verbs (sometimes I don't understand you) and mental event verbs (now I understand it /I quite understand)? 

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velisarius updated 22 December
"Understand " can't be used in the continuous form ("I am understanding") - although I wouldn't say that it never is - in AE or BE. For me, that makes it a stative verb.I think it's always a stative verb, and I've never heard of the kind of distinction that you are making. If we do assume there is a difference, I can't imagine what practical difference that might make. What are your thoughts about this, babai? 
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