Çekimli fiili tümce

Finite clause

Çekimli fiili tümce

Jean Pascal

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). A FINITE clause is a clause whose verb is a FINITE verb phrase. A verb phrase is FINITE if the first or only verb is FINITE. 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). A FINITE clause can constitute an independent sentence: (EN) We studied the subject. / (TR) Konuyu inceledik.