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    There are finite and non-finite verbs, but how can ı distinguish them.. In the book it is said that inflections like ing, ed make the verb finite..Is it true and can you give me examples of finite and non-finite sentences...thank you
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    I do not agree with the idea of finite and non-finite verbs. Finite verbs are real verbs. Non-finite verbs are verbals, infinitives and participles.

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    Re: non-finite

    So, can you give me examples, please?
    Last edited by Zelis Ekici; 08-Apr-2015 at 07:15.

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    Re: non-finite

    "Pls" is not a word. Don't use textspeak/chatlish on this forum. The word is "please".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: non-finite

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelis Ekici View Post
    There are finite and non-finite sentences, but how can ı distinguish them.. In the book it is said that inflections like ing, ed make the verb finite..Is it true and can you give me examples of finite and non-finite sentences...thank you
    You are claiming that there are non-finite sentences. Why don't you give us an example of what you mean.
    "How to write a non-finite sentence?" is possibly a non-finite non-sentence. I can't think of a non-finite sentence.
    There are finite and non-finite verb forms. An infinitive, eg. "to walk" is a non-finite form; 'walk' is a finite form.

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    Re: non-finite

    This is the question, concerning finite and non-finite verbs that l cannot get.
    Which one of the following sentence matching is wrong?
    A. The proposal has been intensively examined today= non-finite verb
    B. I am trying to get the tickets=finite verb
    C. Coming downstairs, she saw the man running away=non-finite verb
    D. Someone tried to refuse to accept the offer=non-finite verb
    E. What did they want to have done about that?=finite verb thank you

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    Re: non-finite

    A. The sentence's verb is "has been examined" = finite verb.
    B. Correct.
    C. The sentence's verb is "saw" = finite verb.
    D. The sentence's verb is "tried" = finite verb.
    E. Correct.

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    Re: non-finite

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelis Ekici View Post
    This is the question, concerning finite and non-finite verbs that l cannot get.
    Which one of the following sentence matching is wrong?
    A. The proposal has been intensively examined today= non-finite verb
    B. I am trying to get the tickets=finite verb
    C. Coming downstairs, she saw the man running away=non-finite verb
    D. Someone tried to refuse to accept the offer=non-finite verb
    E. What did they want to have done about that?=finite verb thank you
    The finite verbs are in bold.

    Have a read of these:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonfinite_verb
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite_verb

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    #9

    Re: non-finite

    It is easy for me now to find the finites and non-finites in a sentence after reading the explainations in the website you posted.. Thé first verbs that come after the subject are mostly finite verbs and that is meant to be independent in a sentence..Thé finite verb is single and non-finites may be more than one..thank you..Besides, the question was taken from there as l saw the sentences that l asked.

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