Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Nominative Absolute Participle Construction

The Nominative Absolute Construction is a construction in which the participle  stands in predicative relation to a noun in the Common Case or a pronoun in the Nominative Case; the noun or pronoun is not the subject of the sentence.

Key example: 
  • The wind blowing hard, the man turned up his collar. 

Patterns. Read and Memorize! 

  1. He walked about the streets, his coat unbuttoned, his heard bare. 
  2. The classroom being occupied, they had to wait a little. 
  3. The mother being out, the children laid the table themselves.