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What is a finite verb?



A finite verb is a verb form that

  • occurs in an independent clause, and
  • is fully inflected according to the inflectional categories marked on verbs in the language.
  A finite verb is a kind of

Pei and Gaynor 1954 73


Hartmann and Stork 1972 85


Crystal 1980 146


Palmer 1986 162


Mish 1991 464

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