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FINITE VERBS!!!!
Verbs which have the past or the present form are called FINITE verbs.
egs) David plays the piano.
or

My sister spoke French on holidays.





Find out the finite and non-finite verbs in the sentences given below:

1. He gave me a chair to sit._______
2. It was a sight to see.____________
3. I want to buy some clothes._____
4. Barking dogs seldom bite._______
5. He is about to leave.____________
6. It is time to start______________
7. He was wearing a torn shirt.___
8. He had his shoes polished._____
9. They got the roof repaired____
10. Finding the door open I went inside._________


This means that verbs with tense are finite, and verbs without tense are infinite. The distinction between finite and infinite verbs is a very important one in grammar, since it affects how verbs behave in sentences.
ANY DOUBTS ???
FINITE AND INFINITE VERBS.
Thank you!
INFINITE VERBS
Verbs in any other form (infinitive, -ing, or -ed) are called INFINITE verbs.
which of the following sentences are finite and infinite verbs?
nancy does her homework everyday___
they are writing their homework _______
she speaks English very well _______
he has a big car________
she tried to help him________
he had his car cleaned_________
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
egs) She likes reading.
dancing is her favorite
hobby.
HOPE YOU UNDERSTOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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