(of verbs) not having tense, person, or number (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)
infinite verb form
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.