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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FINITE AND NON-FINITE VERBS


FINITE AND NON-FINITE VERBS
Identify the finite and non-finite verbs in the following sentences.
1. My little brother wants to be an actor.
2. She worked hard to pass the test.
3. I couldn’t solve the problem.
4. To err is human.
5. Your duty is to cross the river without getting noticed.
6. The doctor is attending to the injured people.
7. She opened the door.
8. The students were asked to submit their assignments by Friday.
9. The teacher encouraged the students to work hard.
10. The dog wagged its tail to show its happiness.
Answers
1. My little brother wants to be an actor. (wants – finite; to be – non-finite)
2. She worked hard to pass the test. (worked – finite; to pass – non-finite)
3. I couldn’t solve the problem. (couldn’t solve – finite)
4. To err is human. (to err – non-finite; is – finite)
5. Your duty is to cross the river without getting noticed. (is – finite; to cross – non-finite; getting – non-finite)
6. The doctor is attending to the injured people. (is attending – finite)
7. She opened the door. (opened – finite)
8. The students were asked to submit their assignments by Friday. (were asked – finite; to submit – non-finite)
9. The teacher encouraged the students to work hard. (encouraged – finite; to work – non-finite)
10. The dog wagged its tail to show its happiness. (wagged – finite; to show – non-finite)