finite verb

a verb form that distinguishes person, number, and tense, and also mood or aspect, as opens in She opens the door.

1785–95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Accordingly, this study attempts to distinguish the semantic components of the finite verb structure.
It is a group of words containing a finite verb of its own.
Within that verb phrase must be a finite verb, which agrees in number with the subject, or the sentence will not be well formed.
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