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What is a nonfinite verb?

 

Definition
 

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

 
Kind
  Here is a kind of nonfinite verb:
 
Generic
  A nonfinite verb is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 153

 

Crystal 1980 146

 

Palmer 1986 156, 162

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 150


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