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Non-finite vs. Reduced relative clauses
Contrastive exercise

Purpose: This exercise helps you to understand by contrasting them with "reduced" relative clauses. Both reduced relatives and non-finite clauses are formed from the -ing and -ed participles of verbs. Remember, however, that non-finite clauses must always be separted from the main clause by comma(s), whereas only non-essential reduced relative clauses can be separated by a comma from the rest of the sentence.

Instructions: Look at the highlighted text in the exercise, and identify the text as one the following:

  • essential reduced relative clauses (needed to define the meaning of the word before)
  • non-essential reduced relative clauses (providing extra information which could be omitted)
  • non-finite clause
Don't ignore the feedback. It explains the reasons why certain answers are incorrect, so make sure you read the feedback before moving on to the next question!

Estimated time: 20 minutes.

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