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    Nominative Absolutes

    Would this count as a nominative absolute?

    Ex:
    After the amazing night with the mysterious girl, Prince Henry was bound to find his love.


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    Re: Nominative Absolutes

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Would this count as a nominative absolute?

    Ex:
    After the amazing night with the mysterious girl, Prince Henry was bound to find his love.
    I don't think so. According to this definition: nominative absolute - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    a nominative absolute is:
    "a construction consisting in English of a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun in the nominative case followed by a predicate lacking a finite verb, used as a loose modifier of the whole sentence, as the play done in The play done, the audience left the theater.

    So I think, for your phrase to qualify as a nominative absolute, you'd have to re-word it more or less as follows:
    The amazing night having been spent with the mysterious girl, Prince Henry etc

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