Advanced Phrase Types
noun + participle phrase to describe a situation (not the subject)
verb + ING or past tense verb to describe the subject
an additional name for a noun in a sentence offset by commas
verb + ING that behaves like a noun
example of an absolute phrase
EYES TWITCHING, he rubbed his brow in frustration.
example of participle phrase
TWITCHING, his eyes were a clear sign of frustration.
example of gerund phrase
Twitching was what his eyes did when he was frustrated.
example of appositive phrase
John,THE DOCTOR, sat on a chair in the office.
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