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    Finite/non-finite verbs

    Can anyone help me please ? I have some examples of handwriting to analyse for my university module, am totally confused about finite/non-finite verbs, i have listed the sentences in which they appear below and my interpretation of the verb used, would anyone be available to confirm my accuracy plesae ?

    if you and your family are looking (fv) for a break away from all your troubles and maybe the cold and rainy weather, then come (fv) to Tenerife.
    There is so much to do (nfv) lot's of fun like dolphin watching(nfv) .

    But if you are looking (fv) to spend time with your family.

    The beach is just a walk (nfv), through the resort

    The most beautiful site you will see (fv).
    You will be staying (fv)
    So come (nfv) down where there is non-stop fun.

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    Re: Finite/non-finite verbs

    I will revise the sentences that need revising and let somebody else comment on the question about finite/nonfinite verbs.

    if you and your family are looking (fv) for a break away from all your troubles and maybe the cold and rainy weather, then come (fv) to Tenerife.
    • If you and your family are looking for a break from your troubles or the cold and rainy weather, then come to Tenerife.


    There is so much to do (nfv) lot's of fun like dolphin watching(nfv) .
    • There are many fun things to do, like dolphin watching.


    Note: lot's is not a word nor is it a contraction.

    The beach is just a walk (nfv), through the resort
    • The beach is just a short walk from the resort.


    Note: walk is not usually used as a noun unless it is preceded by an adjective such as short or long.

    The most beautiful site you will see (fv).
    It's beautiful sight.

    So come (nfv) down where there is non-stop fun.
    So come down to where there is non-stop fun.

    :)

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    Re: Finite/non-finite verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by TILLY CHATTS
    Can anyone help me please ? I have some examples of handwriting to analyse for my university module, am totally confused about finite/non-finite verbs, i have listed the sentences in which they appear below and my interpretation of the verb used, would anyone be available to confirm my accuracy plesae ?

    if you and your family are looking (fv) for a break away from all your troubles and maybe the cold and rainy weather, then come (fv) to Tenerife.
    There is so much to do (nfv) lot's of fun like dolphin watching(nfv) .

    But if you are looking (fv) to spend time with your family.

    The beach is just a walk (nfv), through the resort

    The most beautiful site you will see (fv).
    You will be staying (fv)
    So come (nfv) down where there is non-stop fun.
    Hi there! IMO, the terminology of "finite" and "non-finite" verbs is not helpful. A finite verb is the main verb in a clause or sentence. It carries features of tense, number, person, mood, and voice. A non-finite verb is a verbal, that is a verb form used as something other than a verb in a clause or sentence. Non-finite verbs are gerunds, infinitives, and participles that are not being used in a main verb.

    I'll just point out the errors:

    1. But if you are looking (fv) to spend (nfv - infinitive)time with your family.

    2. The beach is just a walk (nfv), through the resort

    In that sentence, "walk" is a noun.

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    Thanks, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Thanks, Mike.

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    You're welcome, Ron.

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    THANK YOU

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Thanks, Mike.

    :D
    You're welcome, Ron.
    Thank you to you both, that's a great help !!! Tillyx

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Thanks, Mike.

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    You're welcome, Ron.
    Thank you to you both, that's a great help !!! Tillyx

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    Re: THANK YOU

    Quote Originally Posted by TILLY CHATTS
    Thank you to you both, that's a great help !!! Tillyx
    Yeah, well. I didn't leave Mike much to do. :wink:

    Welcome to our friendly forum.

    Please come back again with more questions.

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