Definition of ablative absolute in English:
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.
- 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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