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Finite and Non-Finite Verbs

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– Finite verb forms show Tense, Person and Number
– Finite verbs indicate different forms in different Tenses
These forms occur when there is a change in the Number or Person of the subject
– Verbs with Tense are Finite


   .Smith goes to gym every morning.
      Julie gets up early in the morning.
…..We saw a movie yesterday.
…..They talked on phone for one hour.
…..I studied French for two years.

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– Non-finite verb forms do not show Tense, Person and Number
– Non-finite verbs do not indicate different forms in different Tenses
The forms do not occur when there is a change in the Number or Person of the subject
Verbs without Tense are Non-finite

Mainly there are three types of non-finite verbs- a. Infinitives   b. Gerunds   c. Participles


     John likes to eat coconut oil.
    To park car is not allowed here.
    Stop behaving like a child.
    I hate the idea of getting old.
    Run immediately when you’re asked to do so.


also see

TENSES AS SOON AS / NO SOONER…THAN
DIRECT-INDIRECT SPEECH QUESTION TAG
MODAL AUXILIARIES Types of NOUNS
SO…THAT / TOO…TO Types of PRONOUNS
EXCLAMATORY / ASSERTIVE Types of ADJECTIVES
TOO / ENOUGH Types OF VERBS
UNLESS / IF…NOT IN SPITE OF / DESPITE
SO / BECAUSE USING ‘ALMOST’
COLLOCATIONS
MOOD

 

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