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    Absolute phrase

    Hello. I am wondering whether in a sentence, including a main clause and an absolute phrase, it is possible to change the main clause into an absolute phrase and vice versa.
    EX:
    From
    1- A thick growth of sunflower stood ten feet tall, their brown heads drooping over the fence with the weight of their seeds.
    Can I rewrite
    2-
    A thick growth of sunflower standing ten feet tall, their brown heads drooped over the fence with the weight of their seeds.
    Last edited by hoangkha; 25-Sep-2015 at 08:50.

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    Re: Absolute phrase

    That doesn't work for me.

    (I'd pluralise 'sunflowers'.)

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