Grade 7 Grammar Lesson 4 Verbs: non-finite forms

What are finite verbs?
What are non-finite verbs?
What is a participle?
What is a gerund?

Grade 7 Grammar Lesson 4 Verbs non-finite forms (0)

A verb may be finite or non-finite. A verb is said to be finite when tense and number affect it. It’s non-finite when tense or number doesn’t affect it.

The verb to collect doesn’t respond to change in number or tense. So, it’s a non-finite verb.

The present participle is a non-finite verb. It is used to make continuous tenses.

Apart from forming the continuous tense, the present participle can be used as an adjective.

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