Term: Finite Verbs

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