Absolute Phrase Or Participial Phrase? Practice #1

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Absolute Phrase Or Participial Phrase? Practice #1

Read each sentence. Decide whether the underlined phrase is an absolute phrase or participial phrase.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Her suspicions confirmed, the police officer made the arrest.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 2. 
    Backing out of the driveway, I hit the mailbox.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 3. 
    They will take the daytime train, the landscape inviting.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 4. 
    My doubts relieved, I gained confidence as the game progressed. 
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 5. 
    Peering through a microscope, the scientist identified several germs.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 6. 
    His dogs panting with exertion, Hugh took a break from his run.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 7. 
    Its shutters hanging limply in the wind, the house looked abandoned.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 8. 
    The car rusted and worthless, I left it at the junkyard.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 9. 
    Wearing a yellow raincoat, Lydia looked like a character in a novel.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

  • 10. 
    Everything planned in advance, the party went like clockwork.
    • A. 

      Absolute phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

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