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What's the grammatical term for a sentence that begins with a descriptive noun phrase, followed by a complete sentence?

These are often considered appositives. Although appositives usually follow their referents, it is possible for them to precede them, especially at the beginning of a sentence. Purdue OWL gives ...
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What's the grammatical term for a sentence that begins with a descriptive noun phrase, followed by a complete sentence?

I'd say that the initial NPs are predicative adjuncts. Here are some clearer examples: A proud teetotaller, John stuck to water while the others drank champagne. A teacher by profession, Ed was soon ...
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What is the correct punctuation after "as follows"?

Folwer's Modern English Usage regarding the colon: ". . . but the time when it was second member of the hierarchy, full stop, colon, semicolon, comma, is past. Some contemporary writers ...
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What is the correct punctuation after "as follows"?

Here is a quick review of the advice that four influential style guides give for punctuating the lead-in to a display (vertical) list. The most important thing to note at the outset is that most of ...
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Meaning of go around in the sentence

The idiomatic sense is the following: Go around: (INTRANSITIVE) to be enough so that everyone can have one or some. be enough to go around: In some classes, there aren’t even enough books to go ...
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