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Finite verb

From Teflpedia

A finite verb is a verb that has finiteness; i.e. it has a subject.

Because they have a subject, finite verbs have tense and grammatical person. In English, most finite verbs are marked for tense (a small minority have identical present and past tense forms). Finite verbs are marked for grammatical person in the third person singular, indicative mood, i.e. with the third person -s. The verb be has additional marking.

A subject is usually an expressed subject, but it may be an implied subject.

Finite verbs forms are the base form, third person form and preterite.

Contrast non-finite verb.