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Absolute phrase and appositive

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Absolute phrase and appositive [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2004, 07:53
Can somebody explain this to me in GMAT point of view. have read some on web but I guess my concepts are not clear yet. Does absolute phrase leads to run -on sentences?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2004, 14:19
Absolute Phrase does NOT lead to run on sentence.

The best way to understand concepts is try to post it here as if you are explaining it to someone. Then finally, pose the question to the members... did i understand the concept right? is there something else i need to know? by doing this, you are not only trying hard to understand the concept , but also when others reply, you will learn from others explanations.

Print the thread out and now you simply have to refer to that post if you ever have a doubt. Since your wrote the explanation in your own words, it will make sense to you immediately.

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2004, 16:50
Praet is right, appositive and absolute phrases do not create run on sentences since the above 2 introduce dependent clauses as opposed to independent clauses for run-on sentences

This is a link which will clarify your doubt and the usage of the above mentioned phrases
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/phra ... appositive

This is a link for those of you who want to have more info on run-on sentences
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/runons.htm
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2004, 20:16
1. A run-on sentence is a flaw sentence, whereas appositive is a valid/correct sentence structure.

2. The following is good exapmle for appositives.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3339
Also search bartleby.com
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