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Hey guys.

I have been studying finite and non-finite verbs, and while I was reading one article on Wikipedia, I saw many different definitions regarding two or more verbs together, check it:

"The three verbs together form a chain, or verb catena (in purple), which functions as the predicate of the sentence. The finite verb has is inflected for person and number, tense, and mood: third person singular, present tense, indicative. The nonfinite verbs been and examined are, except for tense, neutral across such categories and are not inflected otherwise. The subject, proposal, is a dependent of the finite verb has, which is the root (highest word) in the verb catena. The nonfinite verbs lack a subject dependent."

Therefore, are "Verb catena, Chain and Finite Verb phrase" the same?


I have been here - Have been: Finite verb phrase
I have been here - Have been - Verb Catena
I have been here - have been - Chain.


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ProdigyTherefore, are "Verb catena, Chain and Finite Verb phrase" the same?

Yes. 'catena' is Latin for 'chain', so "verb catena" is a fancier way of saying "verb chain". "(finite) verb phrase" is the more common way of saying the same thing.

CJ