What is an example of an absolute phrase?


Jasmine Benfield   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a noun in a sentence, but it is not connected to the sentence by a conjunction. While an absolute phrase often does contain a participial, it does not have to. Examples of Absolute Phrase : Marshall held onto the ball, his fingers squeezing it tightly.

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Ilona Chadwick   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Likewise, people ask, how do you use absolute phrase in a sentence?

Unlike a normal modifier that just modifies a word in a sentence, an absolute phrase modifies a whole sentence. Below, the absolute phrases are orange: Sally waited for her friends to arrive, muffins baking in the oven. Muffins baking in the oven, Sally waited for her friends to arrive.

Also, what is an example of a participle phrase? A participle phrase will begin with a present or past participle. Participle phrases always function as adjectives, adding description to the sentence. Read these examples : The horse trotting up to the fence hopes that you have an apple or carrot. Trotting up to the fence modifies the noun horse.


Mara Lynch   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Moreover, what are absolutes in writing?

An absolute phrase is a group of words that modifies an independent clause as a whole. Its etymology is from the Latin, "free, loosen, unrestricted. An absolute is made up of a noun and its modifiers (which frequently, but not always, include a participle or participial phrase).


Kurt Kirby   |   Member since 2011  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is absolute phrase example?

An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a noun in a sentence, but it is not connected to the sentence by a conjunction. While an absolute phrase often does contain a participial, it does not have to. Examples of Absolute Phrase : Marshall held onto the ball, his fingers squeezing it tightly.


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What is an absolute word?

An absolute word is one that is complete and total. Words that are inclusive, all-encompassing, an end in themselves, and cannot be modified in any way.


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What is a sentence fragment?

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What are phrases and examples?

A phrase is a group (or pairing) of words in English. A phrase can be short or long, but it does not include the subject-verb pairing necessary to make a clause. Some examples of phrases include: after the meal (prepositional phrase) the nice neighbor (noun phrase)


Ron Wren   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

What is an absolute oil?

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What is the difference between a participial phrase and an absolute phrase?

The participial phrase does not contain the subject-participle relationship of the absolute phrase; it modifies the subject of the the independent clause that follows. The absolute phrase, on the other hand, is said to modify the entire clause that follows.


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What's an infinitive phrase?

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What does it mean if something is absolute?

Use absolute as a noun or an adjective when you're so sure of something that you know it will never change. Absolute can also mean "without any doubt, " as in the case of an absolute beauty such as a glamorous movie star or a supermodel or "without limits, " such as a dictator who has absolute power over the people.


Carolyn Oakley   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What is noun phrase and examples?

A noun phrase can be a single word-just the noun-or more than one word. Noun phrases can function in several different ways in a sentence. Examples of noun phrase as subject: The yellow house is for sale. The glistening snow covered the field. Examples of noun phrase as direct object: I want a skate board.


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What is a prepositional phrase in the sentence?

A preposition draws a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in a sentence. Common prepositional phrase examples include about, after, at, before, behind, by, during, for, from, in, of, over, past, to, under, up, and with.


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What is an absolute ruler called?

An Absolute monarchy is a form of monarchy where one person, usually called a monarch holds absolute power. After the French Revolution (end-18th century) it became ever more common for monarchs to be limited by a constitution.


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What is an absolute construction in grammar?

Absolute construction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In linguistics, an absolute construction is a grammatical construction standing apart from a normal or usual syntactical relation with other words or sentence elements.


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