## Finite and non-finite verbs worksheet

September 9th, 2016 in English Quiz

Identify the finite and non-finite verbs in the following sentences and state whether they are infinitives, participles or gerunds.

1. Singing is his pastime.

2. I like to read.

3. It is easy to find faults with others.

4. He went to work in London.

5. She doesn’t like to do anything.

6. I enjoy reading.

7. The boys are decorating the room.

8. I am doing my homework.

9. We all enjoy eating ice-cream in the summer.

10. Smita has done her homework.

11. The little girl tried to imitate the steps of the famous singer.

12. Mother took out a crumpled letter from the drawer.

**Answers**

1. Singing is his pastime. (is – finite verb; singing – non-finite – gerund)

2. I like to read. (like – finite verb; to read – non-finite)

3. It is easy to find faults with others. (is – finite verb; to find – non-finite – infinitive)

4. He went to work in London. (went – finite verb; to work – non-finite – infinitive)

5. She doesn’t like to do anything. (doesn’t like – finite verb; to do – non-finite – infinitive)

6. I enjoy reading. (enjoy – finite verb)

7. The boys are decorating the room. (are decorating – finite verb)

8. I am doing my homework. (am doing – finite verb)

9. We all enjoy eating ice-cream in the summer. (enjoy – finite verb; eating – non-finite – gerund)

10. Smita has done her homework. (has done – finite verb)

11. The little girl tried to imitate the steps of the famous singer. (tried – finite verb; to imitate – non-finite – infinitive)

12. Mother took out a crumpled letter from the drawer. (took – finite verb; crumpled – past participle – non-finite)