Definition: Finite verbs (sometimes called main verbs) are verb forms suitable for use in predicates in that they carry inflections or other formal characteristics limiting their number(singular / plural), person, and tense(past / present etc). Finite verbs can function on their own as the core of an independent sentence.
- I walked, they walk, and she walks are finite verbs
* (to) walk is an infinitive.
- I lived in Germay.
* "I" is the subject. "Lived" describes what the subject did. "Lived" is a finite verb.
- The truck demolished the restaurant.
- The leaves were yellow and sickly.
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