Non-finite Clauses

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There are three kinds of non-finite clauses, namely those whose verb groups contain infinitives, or present participles, or past participles. We’ll first consider infinitives. In (1), there are two lexical verbs

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Non-finite ClausesNon-finite ClausesThere are three kinds of non-finite clauses, namely those whose verb groups contain infinitives, or present participles, or past participles. Well first consider infinitives. In (1), there are two lexical verbs, expected and go. This means there are two clauses, which I have put brackets around. The non-finite clause her to go is the object of expected. This non-finite clause can of course be rephrased by means of a finite clause, as in (2):(1) [I expected [her to go]].(2) [I expected [that she would go]].The infinitive implies something uncer

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