Finite And Non-Finite Verbs Exercise For Class 8

Identify the finite and non-finite verbs in the following sentences. If they are non-finite, say whether they are infinitives, past participles, present participles or gerunds.

1. I went there to meet him.

2. Working hard, she passed the test.

3. Despite working hard, we could not solve the problem.

4. Not knowing what to do, I went to bed.

5. Do you know where he lives?

6. I was surprised to hear that she had failed her test.

7. Forgotten by all, he lived alone in his native village.

8. She wants to be a writer.

9. I have known him for a long time.

10. It took me quite some time to get used to living alone.

Answers

1. I went there to meet him. (finite verb: went; non-finite verb: to meet (infinitive))

2. Working hard, she passed the test. (finite verb: passed; non-finite verb: working (present participle)

3. Despite working hard, we could not solve the problem. (finite verb: could not solve; non-finite: working (gerund))

4. Not knowing what to do, I went to bed. (finite verb: went; non-finite verbs: knowing (present participle), to do (infinitive))

5. Do you know where he lives? (finite verbs: do know, lives)

6. I was surprised to hear that she had failed her test. (finite verb: was surprised, had failed; non-finite: to hear (infinitive))

7. Forgotten by all, he lived alone in his native village. (finite verb: lived; non-finite: forgotten (past participle))

8. She wants to be a writer. (finite verb: wants; non-finite: to be (infinitive))

9. I have known him for a long time. (finite verb – have known)

10. It took me quite some time to get used to living alone. (finite verb – took; non-finite verb – to get (infinitive)

Finite and non-finite verbs worksheet for class 8

Identify the finite and non-finite verbs in the following sentences. If they are non-finite, say whether they are infinitives, past participles, present participles or gerunds.

1. I want to leave now.

2. Would you like to come with me?

3. We were shocked to hear the news.

4. We saw a man drawing a cart.

5. Who do you want to go with?

6. I don’t know what I am supposed to do.

7. Knocking loudly at the door, he demanded admission.

8. I am interested in learning to cook.

9. She does not enjoy reading.

10. Smoking is injurious to health.

11. It is not worth waiting any longer.

12. I have saved enough money to buy a car.

13. She went away without looking at anybody.

14. The government has decided to increase fuel prices.

15. You have no right to criticize me.

16. She doesn’t know how to behave.

17. It takes a lot of time to learn a foreign language.

18. I enjoy singing.

19. I did a lot of reading on my holiday.

20. She left the room without saying a word.

Answers

1. I want (finite) to leave (non-finite; infinitive) now.

2. Would you like (finite) to come (non-finite; infinitive) with me?

3. We were shocked (finite) to hear (non-finite; infinitive) the news.

4. We saw (finite) a man drawing (non-finite; present participle) a cart.

5. Who do you want (finite) to go (non-finite; infinitive) with?

6. I don’t know (finite) what I am (finite) supposed to do (non-finite; infinitive).

7. Knocking (non-finite; present participle) loudly at the door, he demanded (finite) admission.

8. I am (finite) interested in learning (non-finite; gerund – object of the preposition in) to cook (non-finite; infinitive).

9. She does not enjoy (finite) reading (non-finite; gerund).

10. Smoking (non-finite; gerund) is (finite) injurious to health

11. It is (finite) not worth waiting (non-finite; present participle) any longer.

12. I have saved (finite) enough money to buy (non-finite; infinitive) a car.

13. She went (finite) away without looking (non-finite; gerund) at anybody.

14. The government has decided (finite) to increase (non-finite; infinitive) fuel prices.

15. You have (finite) no right to criticize (non-finite; infinitive) me.

16. She doesn’t know (finite) how to behave (non-finite; infinitive).

17. It takes (finite) a lot of time to learn (non-finite; infinitive) a foreign language.

18. I enjoy (finite) singing (non-finite; gerund – it is the object of the verb enjoy).

19. I did (finite) a lot of reading (non-finite; gerund – it is the object of the verb did) on my holiday.

20. She left (finite verb) the room without saying (non-finite; gerund – it is the object of the preposition without) a word.

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