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How do finite verbs work in questions?

I am doing an exercise Rudolf Flesch's "The Art of Plain Talk." It's point is to change as many nouns, infinitives, gerunds, and participles into "active verbs" or finite verbs. I ...
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Why does a sentence make no sense without a finite verb?

I understand that a finite verb serves as a 'direct link' between a subject and a predicate. I also understand the grammatical aspect of why a finite verb makes a sentence complete. For instance, ...
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Are past/present progessive and past/present perfect verb form, nonfinite?

I read that nonfinite verb form end in -ed,-ing or starts with to and another definition where nonfinite verb form show no tense. But on the other hand, I've read there are past and present ...
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Non-finite clause or to-infinitive?

I'm analysing this sentence complex in terms of sentence trees and am a bit at a loss here. He began to swim again, feeling suddenly the desperate exhaustion of his body. In the part "He began ...
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I am confused about finite and and non-finite verbs

I was practising grammar and I had a problem in understanding finite and non-finite verbs. Basically, we can say that if a verb indicates past or present tense, it indicates number and person, we can ...
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Finite and non-finite clauses: "We have washed the dishes"

I have a quick question regarding finite and non-finite clauses if I may? In clauses that contain modal or auxiliary verbs marked for tense AND a non-finite element, is the clause finite or non-...
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How do I better ask question which may not contain subject?

Which of the following sounds better: How do I cook an omelet? – or How to cook an omelet? If I am asking which steps someone, in general, should take to cook an omelet.
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Finite verbs / Do vs Be

Which is correct? "You were always looking out for me. You always do." or "You were always looking out for me. You always are."
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Are modal verbs finite or non-finite?

According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, finite ... 2 Grammar (of a verb form) having a specific tense, number, and person. non-finite ... Grammar (of a verb form) not limited by tense, person, or ...
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