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need help with this Nominative Absolutes sentence
"The town held a festival because the harvest had been so large.".

is this right?

The town held a festival the harvest been so large.

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    The town held a festival the harvest been so large. <~~That's a run-on -- two independent clauses run together without correct punctuation.

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    so what do i need to do, I don't understand it at all.

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    What's wrong with the first sentence. It's correct.

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    I'm supposed to rewrite the entire sentence changing because the harvest had been so large to a nominative absolure.

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    This example may help you.

    http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000390.htm

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominative_absolute

    I don't see how your original sentence can be turned into this construction.

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    The town held a festival, because the harvest was so large.

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    The way I understand the explanations, you need to make one part of that sentence into a phrase (probably a participial phrase) which modifies the subject of the sentence.

    In your new sentence, "town" is the subject. What is modifying it?

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    Here is another, more expanded explanation of the term:

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    OK, try this:

    The harvest having been so large, the town held a festival.

    I hope that's right. =)

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