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  1. Absolute and Participial Phrases

  2. Absolute Participial Noun + “ing” Verb “ing” Verb + Modifier Struggling with a headache, Charlie took some Tylenol. Enjoying the date, Suzy smiled at Jim. Avoiding the police, Matt dashed down the alley. Walking through the garden, he squeezed her hand gently. • His head pounding, Charlie took some Tylenol. • Her heart fluttering, Suzy smiled at Jim. • Police cars chasing, Matt dashed down the alley. • Two lovers walked through the garden, their hands touching.

  3. Appositive Phrases Rename a noun or pronoun • My brother, the one beside Jenny, sells insurance. • The tornado, a spinning demon, ate everything in its path. • Mr. Moran, an English teacher at Woodrow, saved a kitten from burning building. • The words, buzzards with sharp claws, picked at Mr. Shiftlet's mind. • Clifford, the messiest eater at the table,spewed mashed potatoes like an erupting volcano. • Robbie, a hot-tempered tennis player, charged the umpire and tried to crack the poor man's skull with a racket.

  4. Model Example His fur ruffling, his eyes burning, his muscles rippling, the tiger paced in the cage in the night in the gloom in the fire of his rage. • absolute phrase • absolute phrase • absolute phrase • independent clause • prepositional phrase • prepositional phrase • prepositional phrase • prepositional phrase • prepositional phrase

  5. Model Example The monster, a killing machine, stalks his prey, Dripping with blood, Lurking in the night, Hiding in the shadows, Searching through his past, Punishing without guilt. • independent clause with an appositive phrase in it • participial phrase and prepositional phrase • participial phrase and prepositional phrase • participial phrase and prepositional phrase • participial phrase and prepositional phrase • participial phrase and prepositional phrase