I wanted to see if anyone could give an opinion on an absolute phrase at the end of a compound sentence. I've seen two definitions for an absolute phrase: 1. qualifies the entire sentence 2. Qualifies the whole independent clause
Here is an example:
Ticket exchanges for the same game are allowed, and ticket salespersons can work with the venue to reschedule group ticket packages, provided there is no increase in compensation.
What I want is for the last phrase "provided there is..." to qualify the whole sentence (both ticket exchanges and rescheduling group ticket packages), but I'm afraid that some could misinterpret that last phrase as qualifying only the preceding clause.
I'm a bit ambivalent, because the definition I've known for years is that an absolute phrase qualifies the entire sentence (which would include both independent clauses of a compound sentence), but I don't think that definition takes into account the ambiguity that may arise with a compound sentence.
Thank you Steven