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non-fi·nite verb

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  1. non-finite verbnoun

    A verb form that lacks a subject, is not inflected by tense, aspect, mood, number, gender or person and cannot serve as a predicate.


  1. Non-finite verb

    A non-finite verb is any of several verb forms that are not finite verbs; that is, they cannot serve as the root of an independent clause. The non-finite verb forms found in English are infinitives, participles and gerunds; additional such forms found in some other languages include converbs, gerundives and supines. Non-finite verbs are typically not inflected for tense, and compared with finite verbs usually display less inflection for other grammatical categories as well. They also typically lack a subject dependent. A typical finite clause is based on a single finite verb, but it may in addition contain one or more non-finite verbs, building a verb catena with the finite verb. Since English lacks inflectional morphology to a large extent, the finite and non-finite forms of a given verb are often identical. In such cases, one has to examine the environment in which the verb appears to know whether it is finite or non-finite.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of non-finite verb in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of non-finite verb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • गैर-परिमित क्रियाHindi

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