Nominative Absolute

A nominative absolute is a noun phrase that begins or ends a sentence. The phrase has no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence. Most nominative absolutes contain a participle or participial phrase which modifies the noun or pronoun.

Example: The weather being rainy, we decided to postpone the trip. (Nominative absolute in italics)


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