posted by bill on .
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.
The town held a festival the harvest been so large. <~~That's a run-on -- two independent clauses run together without correct punctuation.
so what do i need to do, I don't understand it at all.
What's wrong with the first sentence. It's correct.
I'm supposed to rewrite the entire sentence changing because the harvest had been so large to a nominative absolure.
This example may help you.
I don't see how your original sentence can be turned into this construction.
The town held a festival, because the harvest was so large.
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?
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. =)