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    Question "finite and infinite verbs"

    hello

    i want to ask 2 quest. about finite and infinite verbs. i dont know what they are and how i can use them.. may somebody help me please.. thanks a lot..

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    Welcome, kubradogdu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubradogdu
    hello
    i want to ask 2 quest. about finite and infinite verbs. i dont know what they are and how i can use them.. may somebody help me please.. thanks a lot..
    finite verbs are those verbs which can tell you the time.
    e.g. She drives to work everyday. (simple present)
    Tom went to play football yesterday. (simple past)
    They are playing in the garden.(present continuous)
    and so on.
    the non-finite verbs include " present participle"
    "past participle" and "infinitives".
    Those are non-finite verbs. and you can find a clear definition in some english grammar website.


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    Re: "finite and infinite verbs"

    thanks for your comments

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    Re: "finite and infinite verbs"

    I think it's a very simple thing.Finite verbs are verbs that agree with either number or tense.This means they are verbs that change form as subjects and time also change....He comes
    ...They come
    I see her everyday
    I saw her yesterday
    The verbs "come" "comes" "see" and "saw" are all finite verbs.However,non-finite verbs are ones that are affected by neither number nor tense.That is,they do not change form even if subjects or time changes.Good examples of non-finite verbs are verbs that immediately follow the "to" infinitive and modal auxilliaries(may,can,should,might etc)
    She may go
    They may go
    She wants to go
    They want to go
    We wanted to go
    As you can see,the verb "go" in all the five examples above remains constant(unchanged)

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    Welcome back, rhapsomatrics.

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