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Finite and Non-finite Forms of the Verb

The Infinitive and Gerund

The gerund should not be confused with the verbal noun, which has the same suffix -ing. The main points of difference between the gerund and the verbal noun are as follows; Like all the verbals the gerund has a double character-nominal and verbal. Verbal noun has only a nominal character. The gerund is not used […]

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The Gerund

The gerund developed from the verbal noun, which in course of time became verbalized preserving at the same time its nominal character. The gerund is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the stem of the verb and coincides in form with Participle 1. The gerund has both nominal and verbal properties. The nominal characteristics […]

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Types of non-finite verb

English has three kinds of nonfinite verbs: Infinitives Gerund Participle INFINITIVE Infinitive is a grammatical term referring to certain verb forms existing in many languages. As with many linguistic concepts, there isn’t a single definition to all languages. The word is derived from Late Latin infinitivus, a derivative of infinitus meaning “infinite”. Their most often […]

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General characteristic of the verb

Introduction The verb is the most complex grammatical class of words. It is the only part of speech in English that has a morphological system based on the six categories: person, number, tense, aspect, voice, and mood. Besides, there are two sets of verb-forms, essentially different from each other: the finite forms and the non-finite […]

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