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Class: 'Absolute construction'

Annotations (6)

  • rdf:value "04.08.08.006.02.01"
  • rdfs:comment ""Nonfinite and verbless adverbial clauses that have an overt subject but are not introduced by a subordinator and are not the complement of a preposition are ABSOLUTE clauses, so termed because they are not explicitly bound to the matrix clause syntactically." (Quirk et al. 1985:1120)
    Quirk, R., Greenbaum, S., Leech, G., & Svartvik, J. (1985). A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London and New York: Longman.

    Paul stood smiling in the doorway, [his legs wide apart]."
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  • rdfs:label "Absolute Konstruktion" @de
  • rdfs:label "Absolute construction" @en
  • skos:prefLabel "Absolute Konstruktion" @de
  • skos:prefLabel "Absolute construction" @en

Superclasses (2)