# Thread: Finite and Infinite Clauses

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## Finite and Infinite Clauses

Hi everybody,

I am dealing with these clauses for only awhile and wondering if we can transform an infinite clause into a finite clause or vice versa. is it possible?

Thank you so much.

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## Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

Welcome to the forums, DhBlue.

The way the forum works is that you provide an example first.

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## Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

Oops, sorry.

So, how do you guys turn the non-finite (adjectival subordinate) clauses in the sentences below into a finite ones:
1. My dad has brought a book to read, but he isn't reading. Instead, he's listening to some music coming from a house in front of him.
2. He found sally's house across from a little green where hillocks offered kids a place in which to play and a bench offered their moms a place to sit.

Cheers!

4. ## Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

1. My dad has brought a book to read, but he isn't reading. Instead, he's listening to some music that is coming from a house in front of him.

You have a go at #2.

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## Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

Thanks 5jj :)

No.2 is actually the problem. I included the sentence no.1 because i just wanted to make sure if i got it right (I did some other exercises with the same structure: the window was closed by a girl holding a thick book -> ... Who was holding a thick book)
In no.2 I cannot see which part of the sentence to change. In other words, I cannot see the non-finite clause.
Or am I too stupid on this subject? :p

6. ## Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

Originally Posted by DhBlue
Thanks 5jj :)

No.2 is actually the problem. I included the sentence no.1 because i just wanted to make sure if i got it right (I did some other exercises with the same structure: the window was closed by a girl holding a thick book -> ... Who was holding a thick book)
In no.2 I cannot see which part of the sentence to change. In other words, I cannot see the non-finite clause.
Or am I too stupid on this subject? :p
"2. He found Sally's house across from a little green where hillocks offered kids a place in which to play, and a bench that offered their moms a place to sit."

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## Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

Cheers Bhaisahab!

I think I should analyze the sentence more prudently in order to be able to see whether or not it has a 'zero that'

Again, thanks 5jj and Bhaisahab.

Glad to be member of this site!

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