1. She has seen that movie already.

Main verbs: has, seen?
Finite verb: has?

  1. He won't come tomorrow.

Main verbs: won't, come?
Finite verb: no?

  1. It is going to rain soon.

Main verb: rain?
Finite verb: is?

  1. He bought a house which is located in downtown Paris.

Main verb: bought?
Finite verb: is?

Are there any mistakes in the lists? If any, please pinpoint them.

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    .main - see, finite - have; 2. main - come, there is not a finite one, only modal - will; 3. main - rain; there is not a finite verb, only a special lexical construction 'to be going to verb' with a future sense that is having own finite verb 'to be'; 4. 'buy' - a finite main verb of the main sentence, 'to be' as 'is' is a main verb of the subordinate sentence functioning as a linking verb
    – kngram
    Jan 15 at 4:56
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    Auxiliary verbs, including the modal auxiliaries like "will", are all finite, so you can regard "won't" ("will not") in 2. as the finite verb.
    – BillJ
    Jan 15 at 7:38
  • This does seem to be a posting of four textbook style exercises.
    – James K
    Jan 15 at 8:55
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    @JamesK, They aren't exercises from the textbook. I created them as examples to seek help.
    – user421993
    Jan 15 at 9:43
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    @user421993 This is an issue of the point of view in the English syntax textbooks. If we take such clause as a simple sentence 'It is located in downtown Paris' then the verb here will be main finite one functioning as a linking verb. The theory of the complex sentence (the sentence having subordinate clauses and phrases) usually is in special university linguistic textbooks and is not a subject of any other levels and specialities of education.
    – kngram
    Jan 15 at 15:36

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