Dymond Butler


Definition : An absolute phrase combines a noun and particple with any accompanying modifiers or objects.

Explanation of uses : instead of modifying a specific word , a absolute phrase will describe the whole clause .

5 Examples : Her determination stronger than ever , Jill resolved not to give up her dreams .

Weather Permitting We shall meet in the evening.

It being a stormy day , we stayed in the house ,

After the visitors had left , we went to bed

A storm is brewing , judging by the dark clouds .