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Bubu



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:08 am    Post subject: check this definition Reply with quote

Hello!!
Is there a situation where this definition of a simple sentence does NOT work??

"A simple sentence is a sentence with a single finite verb."

please let me know if you think this definition is the ultimate definition and can not be attacked by any linguist from any angle.

Thank you in advance.


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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want linguists, you might try the teacher forums under Applied Linguistics.
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PeterAlex



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verbs are classified as finite and non-finite. A finite verb can stand by itself as the main verb of a sentence.
In the above examples, 'is' and 'wrote' are finite verbs. Non-finite verbs are verb forms that cannot be the main verb of a sentence.
The non-finite verbs include:
infinitive (to be, to write, to have been, to have written)
present participle & gerund (being, writing)
past participle (been, written)

-Source: http://www.jcckc.net/english/grammar/sentence1.htm

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