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CBSE - VIII - English

 how we can learn the functions of infinitives, gerund, present participle, past participle of topics non-finite verbs

Asked by gpjain11 9th September 2015, 6:06 PM
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Gerunds, infinitives, and participles are main types of non-finite verbs, that is, they cannot function as the predicate verb in the main clause. 

Gerund: an -ing verb that functions as a noun. 

Reading is my favourite thing to do.

Gardening is a healing experience. 

The infinitive: verbs that are preceded by 'to'. 

I have to meet my friend today. 

She likes to solve puzzles. 

Participles: -ed and -ing verbs that can sometimes function as adjectives

The drowning ship cried for the last time. 

I am going to the library.

The wounded soldier fought till his last breath. 

The best way to remember non-finite verbs is to practise as often as you can. 

Happy studying! 

Answered by Expert 9th September 2015, 6:35 PM

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