Definition of ablative absolute in English:

ablative absolute

Syllabification: ab·la·tive ab·so·lute

noun

A construction in Latin that consists of a noun and participle or adjective in the ablative case and that is syntactically independent of the rest of the sentence.
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  • The genitive absolute is a particular use of the participle, similar to the ablative absolute in Latin.
  • Most ablative absolutes are best translated with clauses introduced by when, although, since, or if.
  • Express the phrase as an ablative absolute, leaving out words other than the supplied noun and verb.

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