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    Question 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?

    Can anyone please help me? Some examples needed :)

    Thank you so much.

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    Default 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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    Default 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!

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    Default 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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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Finite and Infinite Clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by DhBlue View Post
    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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    Default 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.

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