..., the .... being ... -- How is it called?

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..., the .... being ... -- How is it called?

Postby AlexO » Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:19 am

While helping my wife to study English grammar I came across a type of sentence I forgot the name for. Here is an example:

I have trouble with nouns, the verbs being no problem at all.


Could you remind me what is the name of this construct?

Thank you,
Alex

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Postby Alan » Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:48 am

The name for the phrase 'the verbs...all' is a NOMINATIVE ABSOLUTE construction.

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Postby AlexO » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:01 pm

Thank you very much,
Alex


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