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Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in with the Pedants The definition in front of me is 'A finite verb is the form of a verb that can use a pronoun as its subject'. I do get that, but for some reason still find it hard to identify them in a text.Could anyone put it another way for me?Ta, mumsnetters
It is hard to understand without some examples.EG I like to read the paper."like" is the finite verb "to read" is an infinitive. It is also a verb because it denotes an action, but it doesn't tell you when.The same sentence with a different finite verb each time might beHe liked to read the paper.We will have liked to read the paper.Do you like to read the paper?
Thanks Elastic,I've had a couple of replies from the pedants too. You've all described it slightly differently and I think I get it now so thanks!
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