Wednesday, July 20, 2011

INFINITIVE CLAUSE

infinitive clause
A clause in which the verb is not a finite verb, but an infinitive. The following examples show the similarities and differences between the two types of clause:
type of clause
finite clause
infinitive clause
Noun
I want what is best for my little girl.
All I really want is to have a home of my own.
Relative
And that was another thing that was troubling her.
There was only one thing to do in these circumstances.
Adverbial
Physiotherapy is important so that hands, arms, legs, etc. are kept mobile.
I need a couple more calls to finish off the programme.