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Whether or not "being" is included in the sentence, it is an adverbial phrase. Including "being" or any present participle in the formation of an adverbial phrase that introduces a sentence simply makes it a type of adverbial phrase that's called an "absolute phrase." In this context, it is not a clause because "being" isn't functioning as a verb but as a ...


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The adverb is only modifying the first clause. The members concealed their identities (and thus their membership in the KKK from those they dealt with on a day-to-day basis) by wearing masks at all public KKK events. In the current construction of this sentence, the adverb would only modify both clauses if the conjunction were "or" instead of "and." The ...



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