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    Regarding a finite verb!

    Could anybody tell me if 'progressed' is to be regarded as a finite verb, as opposed to a past participle, in the following sentence?
    'Their seeming monopoly of the market in out of date foodstuffs had progressed sufficiently to make me reconsider going in there again.' Or, in other words, is an auxiliary verb such as 'has' required in front of 'progressed' to render it a finite verb?
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    Re: Regarding a finite verb!

    Quote Originally Posted by JIM1984 View Post
    Could anybody tell me if 'progressed' is to be regarded as a finite verb, as opposed to a past participle, in the following sentence?
    'Their seeming monopoly of the market in out of date foodstuffs progressed sufficiently to make be reconsider going in there again.' Or, in other words, is an auxiliary verb such as 'has' required in front of 'progressed' to render it a finite verb?
    I don't understand the part I have underlined. Did you mean 'make me reconsider'?

    In your example, we have the past simple form 'progressed'. - finite.

    If you put 'has' in front of it, you have now changed the tense to present perfect. 'progressed' is now a past participle form.- non-finite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If you put 'has' in front of it, you have now changed the tense to present perfect. 'progressed' is now a past participle form.- non-finite.
    Just to make your statement complete - [...] and the form of the auxiliary verb has is now finite.

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    Re: Regarding a finite verb!

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Just to make your statement complete - [...] and the form of the auxiliary verb has is now finite.
    My statement was complete.
    You added something, usefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    My statement was complete.
    You added something, usefully.
    Sorry, I was rather vague in my statement - I meant complete to refer to the topic of this thread, that is to say finiteness.

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