I wonder if you guys can help me?
I'm really struggling to identify non-finite clauses as the online definitions (infinitives and -ing forms) don't seem adequate to explain them.
For example, in the clause complex:
Scientists are now capable of creating new types of crop || by taking genetic material from one, or more, existing plants, || and engineering them into the genes of another species.||
Is it only the first clause that is finite (as the others are all in the -ing form)?
If not can you please explain why?
Thanks for your helps,