One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- 1.1Grammar (of a verb form) not limited by tense, person, or number.Contrasted with finite
- ‘By definition, non-finite verb phrases do not have tense marking.’
- ‘I've studied languages that use relative pronouns freely in analogous non-finite clauses.’
- ‘Another 4 are in non-finite clauses or are post-verbal uses.’
- ‘As I have demonstrated in detail in Huang, there is no distinction between finite and non-finite clauses in this language.’
- ‘An ungrounded clause corresponds to the traditional category of non-finite clause.’
- 1.1Grammar (of a verb form) not limited by tense, person, or number.
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