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Non-finite verbs are nominals because they function as subjects or objects.
 
Non-finite verb forms are words that have the form of verbs.
   
Non-finite verb forms are infinitives or gerunds.

an example of an infinitive : I plan to keep every appointment in my calendar.

an example of a gerund: I enjoy keeping every appointment in my calendar.

finite verbs that use infinitives

finite verbs that use gerunds

want
need
like
hope
expect
plan
intend
mean
decide
promise 
offer
agree
refuse
seem
appear
pretend
forget
learn
try
(can) afford
(can) wait
enjoy
finish
stop
quit
mind
postpone
put off
keep
consider
think about
discuss
talk about
like
feel like
start
stop