English Grammar: Finite Verbs

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Definition:

The finite forms of a verb are the forms where the verb shows tense, person or singular plural. Non-finite verb forms have no person, tense or number.

I go, she goes, he went - These verb forms are finite.

To go, going - These verb forms are non-finite.

See Also:

Auxiliary Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Modal Verb; Performative Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

Category:

Verbs and Tenses

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