1. The ward was full of children 「infected」 with HIV.
2. Tomatoes 「are infected」 with a virus.
my question is :
if infect means to pass disease, then the sentence should be The ward was full of children who 「were infected」 with HIV.
- KevinLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
You are perfectly right, but do you know the clause [who were infected with HIV] is called an "adjective clause," which means it is used to modify its antecedent "children" as does the participle phrase [infected with], which is a condensed version of the adjective clause.
This is a way we use to vary our compositions to avoid monotony.
2009-11-25 09:42:38 補充：
... could you make a sentence using original verion of adjective clause and condensed version of adjective clause ?
I don't quite get you. Do you mean:
I don't know any people that live in Tokyo.
= I don't know any people living in Tokyo.
2009-11-25 18:36:06 補充：
Do you mean "that" should be omitted?
- 1 decade ago
2009-11-25 14:41:59 補充：
I am afraid that the sentence you wrote was wrong.
I don't know any people (that) live in Tokyo.
2009-12-01 17:09:31 補充：
nope, nothing and thank you for your explanation.