Non-finite vs. Reduced relative clauses
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.
Look at the highlighted text in the exercise, and identify the text as one the following:
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- 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
Estimated time: 20 minutes.
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