The season nearly finished,Rebecca Lobo and Sophie Witherspoon emerged as true leaders
" The season nearly finished" is an absolute phrase but It look like simple past tense.
How absolute phrase different from simpale past(grammar and meaning)?
1.The season nearly finished- absolute phras.
2.The class (nearly) finished- simple past.
I think same grammar, so how they make difference?
Last edited by vaibhavmaskar; 27-Jan-2014 at 02:41.
Could you explain in details?
Let me try.
The season BEING nearly finished, Rebecca Lobo and Sophie Witherspoon emerged as true leaders.
Does this make sense?
Well, yes, that's what it means but the original is fine.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Last edited by charliedeut; 27-Jan-2014 at 10:18. Reason: Missed a verb!
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.