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Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the

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New post 04 Jul 2018, 18:25
I agree with answer and explanation. But what my previous knowledge tell me about absolute phrase is as below.
Independent clause, noun + verb-ed/ing.
noun + verb-ed/ing is absolute phrase.
Now with my understanding I rewrite this sentence in following manner.
wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society consisting almost entirely of

Please appraise my understanding. And let me know where I am wrong to get clarity in concept.
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New post 05 Jul 2018, 08:01
Thanks Ashish for explanation. Please send me corresponding material to go in detail and understand this topic clearly.
My email ID. vijay.m.gupta7@gmail.com

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gvij2017 wrote:
noun + verb-ed/ing is absolute phrase.

Hi gvij2017, this would be taking a slightly narrow view of absolute modifiers. A more holistic way would be:

Noun + Noun modifiers

Since Adjectives modify nouns, Noun modifiers are basically any constructs that act as Adjectives. So, these Noun modifiers could be:

i) Present Participial Phrase
ii) Past Participial Phrase
iii) Relative Clause (that, which etc.)
iv) Pure-play Adjectives

Our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses Absolute modifiers, their application and examples in significant detail. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
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A. wasps living in a highly cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of---- wrong because, the reference to ---they-- is ambiguous; it could be wasps, or the 900 or so species or yellow jackets; drop it. In addition, a society is gathering and not a physical place; hence society and where cannot go together.


Below is an example from a magazine:
The kingdom of women: the society where a man is never the boss.

It has used the where for society

Can you please make me more understand on this? Is there any different reason in Option A and sentence from magazine?

Thanks in Advance.
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