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finite verb

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A finite verb is a conjugated verb, which shows tense, person, number, and mood. The opposite of a finite verb is the infinitive, which does not show tense, person, number, or mood. Here's a finite verb:

He wrote the best-selling novel.

Here's an infinitive verb:

He wanted to write a best-selling novel.

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