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ablative absolute

Line breaks: ab¦la|tive ab¦so|lute

Definition of ablative absolute in English:

noun

A construction in Latin which consists of a noun and participle or adjective in the ablative case and functions as a sentence adverb, for example Deo volenteGod willing’.
Example sentences
  • 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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Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snärf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily