Are the underlined absolute clauses or just normal finite clauses?
1. The meeting finished, I went back home.
2. The play finished, I went back home.
3. The play/meeting over, I went back home.
Will you regard the "finished" in 1. & 2. as the past participle or the past tense form?
Last edited by panicmonger; 26-Dec-2010 at 18:13.
- The meeting finished and I went back home.
- The meeting (having) finished,....
- (With) the meeting (having) finished,...