Joining with Nominative Absolute in simple way

Joining of sentences using Nominative Absolute

Definition of Nominative Absolute

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nominative absolute is a noun phrase. It begins or ends a sentence. There is no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence. Most nominative absolutes contain a participle that modifies the noun or pronoun.

Joining with Nominative Absolute

If we notice that after completing a task another has been completed, two sentences are joined with the help of Nominative Absolute. The subject of the two sentences must be different.

Rules for joining with Nominative Absolute:

At the time of action verb, first of all the subject of the first sentences will be written. Then “Having” and past participle “V-3” and “Comma” at the end of the first sentence will be written. Then the second sentence will be written.

If there is an adjective after be-verb in the sentence, you have to start the joining of sentences with “Being”.

If there is past participle of verb after be-verb, you have to start the joining of sentences with “Having been V-3”

Three different examples of the joining of sentences have been given and explained in detail.

First example of the joining with nominative absolute:

#The sun set. We started for home.

The sun having set, we started for home.

Notice in the example that the work of the first sentence has been completed first then the work of the second sentence is completed. And the subject of the two sentences is different. And there is no Be Verb in the sentence. So Joining has been done with the help of Having V-3.

Second example of the joining with nominative absolute:

#The fog was dense. No one could see his way through the streets.

The fog being dense, no one could see his way through the streets.

Notice in the second example that the work of the first sentence has been completed first then the work of the second sentence has been completed. And the subject of the two sentences is different. There is an adjective after Be verb in the sentence. So joining has been done with the help of “Being”.

Third example of the joining with nominative absolute:

#The strike was called off. The workers resumed work.

The strike having been called off, the workers resumed work.

Notice in the third example that the work of the first sentence is completed first then the work of the second sentence is completed. And the subject of the two sentences is different. There is a past participle of the verb after Be verb in the sentence. So joining has done with “Having Been V-3”.

More Examples of joining with nominative absolute:

#The night was hot. I could not sleep well.

The night being hot, I could not sleep well.

#The police arrived. The angry mob dispersed.

The police having arrived, the angry mob dispersed.

# The meeting was over. We returned home.

=> The meeting being over, we returned home.

# The sun set. The birds flew away to their nests.

=> The sun having set, the birds flew away to their nests.

# The programme was canceled. The audience became very sad.

The programme having been canceled, the audiences became very sad.

# The staff was insulted by the manager. He left the post.

=>The staff having been insulted by the manager, he left the post.

Some important links related Transformation and Joining/synthesis of sentences

Joining of sentences using perfect participle

Click here to read about Joining of sentences using Present Participle

Click here to read Joining with Past Participle

Transformation of sentences [ Imperative to Assertive ], click here.

Assertive to Exclamatory transformation of sentences

To read transformation of sentences [ Affirmative to Negative], click here.

To read transformation of sentences [Assertive and Interrogative], click here.

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