1. (of verbs) not having tense, person, or number (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)
    infinite verb form
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How To Use nonfinite In A Sentence

  • In both cases, a nonfinite clause requires a finite clause to resolve the inexplicitness. On non-ambiguities
  • Examples of this kind need to be discussed with reference to the distinction between finite and nonfinite. Archive 2008-03-01
  • This means that there is always the possibility of grammatical ambiguity whenever a nonfinite clause is used. On non-ambiguities
  • And be able to came to fill the gap of expressing ability whenever a nonfinite construction required it: one says to be able to talk, not to can talk. On "can be able to"
  • Pullum explains in precise and formal terms: "In English you can take not only an adjunct but also a predicative complement or a nonfinite catenative complement and prepose them pop them at the front of the clause for a special effect. Archive 2008-02-01
  • A lovely fact about English is that the subjects of nonfinite verbs are in the objective case ``I don't like him saying that.'' So maybe Chief Justice Roberts was instinctively editing and "improving" the wording of the constitutional oath.
  • In this case the modal auxiliary carries the tense, aspect and person; therefore, the verb that follows should be in its bare infinite, nonfinite form.
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