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Non-finite English verb forms: Participle II →  Липень 7, 2012

Participle II is a non-finite form of the verb which combines the proper­ties of the verb with those of the adjective. Participle II has no paradigm: it is represented by the only form, which occurs either independently or as a part of an analytical verb form. By the way of the paradigmatic correlation with Participle […]

Non-finite English verb forms: Participle I →  Липень 7, 2012

Participle I is a non-finite form of the verb which combines the prop­erties of the verb with those of the adjective and the adverb. It denotes a quality resulting from an action. The form of Participle I is wholly homony­mous with the Gerund, ending in the suffix -ing and distinguishing the same grammatical categories of […]

Non-finite English verb forms: Gerund →  Листопад 7, 2009

The Gerund is the most specific non-finite form of the verb in the Eng­lish language. The formal sign of the Gerund is wholly homonymous with that of Participle I: it is the suffix -ing added to its grammatically leading element. Whereas the Infinitive and the Participles are forms typical of all modern Indo-European languages, the […]

Non-finite English verb forms: Infinitive →  Листопад 7, 2009

The Infinitive is the non-finite form of the verb which combines the properties of the verb with those of the noun, serving as the verbal name of a process. By virtue of its general process-naming function, the Infinitive should be considered as the head-form of the whole paradigm of the verb. In this quality it […]

Non-finite forms of the English verb →  Листопад 7, 2009

From theoretical observations, one may conclude that the verb has pecu­liarities of two types. The peculiarities of the first type are verbal proper, i.e. they convey purely verbal grammatical meanings, meanings that no other part of speech possesses. These peculiarities (or, to be exact, categories) do not depend on syntagmatic relations, that is, they are […]