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What is a nonfinite verb?



A nonfinite verb is a verb that is not fully inflected for categories that are marked inflectionally in a language, such as the following:

  Here is a kind of nonfinite verb:
  A nonfinite verb is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 153


Crystal 1980 146


Palmer 1986 156, 162


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 150

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