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Simplifying Sentences with Absolute Phrases

Absolute phrases can always be cancelled or ignored.

1

She stood on the cliff, her hair blowing in the wind.

intransitive (SV)

2

Stars winking in front of his eyes, he grabbed the top of the hat.

transitive (SVO)

3

Radley leaned against the wall, his arms folded across his chest.

intransitive (SV)

4

A wild-eyed horse, its bridle torn and dangling, trotted frantically through the mounds of men.

intransitive (SV)

 

Instruction for Quiz

Find the base clause.


equative (S=C)

intransitive (SV)

transitive (SVO)

ditransitive (SVOiOd)

dummy subject (There is / It is)