nonfinite clause

[ non-fahy-nahyt ]
/ nɒnˈfaɪ naɪt /

noun

a clause with a nonfinite verb or with no verb, as the hour being late in The hour being late, we left.

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Origin of nonfinite clause

First recorded in 1970–75
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