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Barry Manilow, whose legal name is Barry Alan Pincus, is a 70-year-old

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New post 26 Jul 2016, 04:35
I agree. Here there are many referents to 'a genial man'. Technically it should refer to the nearest one. If it is meant to refer to Barry, it should be placed as near as possible to it and should not have any other ambiguous referent.

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Why can the second part of the sentence not regarded as an independent clause?
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Why can the second part of the sentence not regarded as an independent clause?


The second part " a genial man with a face and voice known around the world" does not have any verb ("known" is a participle modifier, not a verb). A clause (dependent or independent) must have a verb.
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Can someone plz explain why the in option b the part after semicolon is not an independent clause?
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Can someone plz explain why the in option b the part after semicolon is not an independent clause?


Please refer to the post below:
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The very definition of a -clause- is the it should have a verb; whether it is a dependent clause or an independent clause does not really matter. However, when we use a semicolon, of course we need to have an independent but somewhat related clause coming up after that.
Where is the verb in B? Nowhere! Therefore, it is just a phrase, not even a clause; leave alone whether it is an independent clause. .
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Can someone plz explain why the in option b the part after semicolon is not an independent clause?


Barry Manilow, whose legal name is Barry Alan Pincus, is a 70-year-old musician who has played with Sting, Elton John, and Bette Midler, among others, a genial man with a face and voice known around the world.


B) among others; a genial man with a face and voice known around the world

semicolon connects two independent clauses, clauses must have its own subject and verb
Here in B, we don't have a verb for subject "genial Man"
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Why can't the second clause in (B) be considered as an absolute clause?
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