CBSE Class 10 English Non Finites Assignment

CBSE Class 10 English Non Finites Assignment. Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practice them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.


There are three kinds of non-finites:




INFINITIVES.- it is also referred to as the ‘to-verb’for example.

She wants to play.

They need to renovate their house.

Note. But the infinitive can also be used without to .when we use an inventive without

‘to’ it is called a ‘a bare infinitive’. For example,

She made me repeat after her.

You must not do the sum again.

The omission of the to-infinitive the use of ‘to-infinitive- is avoided-

After the verbs like shall,, will, did, do, might, may, could. Can,

After the verbs like bid, let, make, need, see, hear, know, feel, watch, etc.


THE PARTICIPLE.-It is called a verbal adjective’ that is, a verb that forms the work of an adjective.

There are two types of participles:

The Present Participle

The Past Participle

The present Participle is formed by adding ‘ing’ to the root form of the verb. Forexample,

Hearing the news, the children shouted with joy.

The Past Participle is also called the third form of the verb. It usually ends in ed, d, t, en,n. for example:

Having entered the house stealthily, the thief broke the safe door open

THE GERUND.- a Gerund is verbal noun, that is, it is verb that does work of a noun. For example:

Swimming is a good exercise.

Smoking is bad for health.


Solved Example

1. Fill in the blanks in the following passage by writing the most appropriate non-infinite forms of the verbs given in bracket.

While (a) ………………….(read) tips for health, I learnt that (b)………..(takes) tea is not good for health. I tried (c) ………….(think) about the ways of (d)…………….prepare) tea. Regular intake of tea is sure (e)………………..(injure) one’s health. I decided to leave my habit of (f)…………… (consume) tea.

Ans. (a) Reading (b) taking (c) to thing (d) preparing

(d) To injure (f) consuming



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