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It is an example of a [reduced] absolute phrase. The following from grammar.ccc.com: ABSOLUTE PHRASE Usually (but not always, as we shall see), an absolute phrase (also called a nominative absolute) is a group of words consisting of a noun or pronoun and a participle as well as any related modifiers. Absolute phrases do not directly ...


It is a participle phrase, with the verb implied. The sentence could be written He ran over to me, his delight [being] evident, and hugged me already. The phrase is used adjectivally to modify the pronoun He. It is very common to omit the participle being when the phrase includes both a noun (such as delight) and predicate adjective (such as evident). ...


People who enjoy good health and whose children score As (0r A's) in school are very happy. The expression "enjoy good health" is idiomatic, and by shifting its position next to the subject, people, there is no ambiguity. The conjugation and expresses that people who possess both qualities are "happy". Instead the following phrase People whose ...


Oxford comma. Use a comma before the and, and there: separate clauses, no ambiguity (to a reader who understands the significance of a dummy comma.) "… score A's in school, and have good health … " It may also help to drop the second have: "school, and good health"

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