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    ''Absent (from)''

    I'd like to confirm if this word were used as meaning the verb to absent oneself I might ignore the preposition of. Thank you.

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    Re: ''Absent (from)''

    I can't think of any context in which you could..."I absented myself the party"? No.

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    Re: ''Absent (from)''

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamRota View Post
    I'd like to confirm if this word were used as meaning the verb to absent oneself I might ignore the preposition of. Thank you.
    I assume you meant to ask if you could ignore the preposition "from" (not the preposition "of" as you stated in your post). I can't think of any situation where you could omit it.

    I absented myself from the meeting.
    He absented himself from the party.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: ''Absent (from)''

    You can do that if you omit the whole prepositional phrase.
    "The others attended the party, but I absented myself."

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    Re: ''Absent (from)''

    I manage to find about 16 examples of the verb absented in BNC 9 of which are used without the preposition "from".
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    Re: ''Absent (from)''

    Yes, absolutely. The preposition can be omitted if "absent[ed] oneself" is not followed by the event in question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: ''Absent (from)''

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    I manage to find about 16 examples of the verb absented in BNC 9 of which are used without the preposition "from".
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    In 15 of the 16 citations, 'absented' is followed by a reflexive pronoun (as in post #4) and not followed by the event, as ems noted in post #6. Context is everything.

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