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    Her arms folded across her chest

    Hello teachers !!

    "her arms folded across her chest"

    This is an example of absolute phrase, but there is a verb "fold" and a subject "her arms" too, so why is it not a independent clause with a passive voice ??

    Thanks

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    Re: Her arms folded across her chest

    Her arms folded across her chest, she faced the men defiantly.

    There is no finite verb in the underlined words. They cannot be an independent clause.

    Her arms were folded across her chest.

    There is a finite verb. We have a passive verb in an independent clause.

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    Re: Her arms folded across her chest

    Thanks Piscean

    I thought it was a short term of passive voice when "were" is removed and understood

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