nominative absolute

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English[edit]

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Examples

His clothes completely soaked, he started to shiver.
All being well, I will attend the meeting tomorrow.

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Latin nominativus absolutus.

Noun[edit]

nominative absolute (plural nominatives absolute or nominative absolutes)

  1. (grammar) A grammatically independent element of a sentence conveying additional circumstances; present:
    1. English; realized as a noun phrase and a participle or adjective
    2. in Ancient Greek, less frequent than the accusative absolute which is less frequent than the genitive absolute
    3. in Late Latin

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Further reading[edit]

  • He, Qingshun; Yang, Bingjun (2015) Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective. A Corpus-Based Study, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, →ISBN
  • Bauer, Brigitte (2000) Archaic Syntax in Indo-European, Berlin, New York: Mouton De Gruyter, →ISBN, pages 261–333