FINITE is a term used in contrast with NONFINITE in the classification of verbs, verb phrases, and clauses. FINITE verbs allow contrasts in tense and mood in English (did, can, is, have, spoke). Turkish FINITE verbs are marked for person, tense, and mood (geldi, gelmiş, çalışacak, okunur). In English, all verb forms are FINITE except infinitives and participles. In Turkish, all verb forms are FINITE except verbals (action nominals, participles, and converbs): (EN) We [studied] the subject. / (TR) Konuyu [inceledik].