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    catenatives in english

    please, i want to know if catenative verbs are finite or nonfinite and if they are the first verbal element in a sentence. e.g i helped to clean the room.

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    Re: catenatives in english

    Quote Originally Posted by xone View Post
    Please, I want would like to know if catenative verbs are finite or nonfinite and if they are the first verbal element in a sentence. e.g I helped to clean the room.
    Welcome to the forum.

    When you post, please remember these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: catenatives in english

    Quote Originally Posted by xone View Post
    please, i want to know if catenative verbs are finite or nonfinite and if they are the first verbal element in a sentence. e.g i helped to clean the room.
    Like most verbs, catenative verbs have finite and non-finite forms. They are not necessarily the first verbal element in a verb phrase.

    If I had time, I could help him (to) clean the house.

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