For instance,

"Eating apples without washing"

Which is a gerund clause, can also function as a non-finite clause, since it has a non-finite verb and its object?

  • The category of 'non-finite clauses' consists of gerund-participials, infinitivals and past-participials. Whether or not the non-finite clause contains an object is irrelevant. – BillJ Mar 16 '20 at 8:04

By definition, it is a non-finite clause, since it contains a verb with no tense and an object. There are different types of non-finite clauses:
finite and non-finite clauses

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