Absolute Phrase Examples

Absolute Phrase

An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a noun in a sentence, but it is not connected to the sentence by a conjunction. It is set off with a comma only, and it could be removed from the sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence.

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.

I will be back tomorrow, weather permitting.

Practice:

1. Her voice floating over the crowd, Maria awed everyone with her natural singing ability.

2. Sam could be heard all the way down the hall, his loud laughter carrying across the school.

3. Her fur matted and her legs shaking, the lost puppy finally found her way home.

Answer:

1. Her voice floating over the crowd, Maria awed everyone with her natural singing ability.

2. Sam could be heard all the way down the hall, his loud laughter carrying across the school.

3. Her fur matted and her legs shaking, the lost puppy finally found her way home.

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