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Infinitival relative clauses

Relative clauses need not be finite. They can also be infinitival. An example is given below:

Example 1

In hûs om yn te wenjen
a house for in to live
A house to live in

Infinitival relative clauses are introduced by the relative complementiser om for. Infinitival clauses cannot be introduced by relative pronouns. Om for may bear several syntactic functions in the infinitival clause. Infinitival relative clauses are never free, that is, they must have an overt antecedent. Finite relative clauses, in contrast, do not have an overt antecedent.


More details about infinitival relative clauses can be found by following the corresponding links: