What are Anomalous Finites? :
Look at the following sentences.
1. He isn’t reading.
2. Can you swim?
3. She has left. Hasn’t she?
4. Mr. Brown will go abroad and so wil his ister.
In sentence 1, the verb IS combines with NOT.
In sentence 2, the verb CAN makes a question form by coming before the subject.
In sentence 3, the verb HAS serves to make a question tag.
In sentence 4, the verb WILL stands for the verbal group WILL GO.
These verbs and a few others behave in this way. They are called Special Verbs. Because they behave in a peculiar or special way.
There are 24 such verbs.
Here is a list so special verbs.
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