Select the absolute phrase in the following sentence: tom, filled with emotion, rang the doorbell
The absolute phrase in the following sentences would be filled with emotion. The correct answer between all the choices given is the second choice. I am hoping that this answer has satisfied your query about and it will be able to help you.
The correct answer is "filled with emotion"
In grammar, an absolute phrase refers to a set of words that act as a modifier of the noun, which means they describe the agent of the sentence. Besides this, absolute phrases are commonly enclosed by commas and can be moved without affecting the main sentence as they are not directly connected to it. In the case of sentence " Tom, filled with emotion, rang the doorbell" the phrase that acts as an absolute phrase is "filled with emotion" because these are the words that describe "Tom" (subject), also these are enclosed by commas and can be moved to any other position for example "Filled with emotion, Tom rang the doorbell".
The correct answer is filled with emotion.
An absolute phrase is usually set off from the rest of the sentence by using commas. It refers to the subject of the sentence and never contains a finite verb. The absolute phrase filled with emotion is also an appositive phrase, referring to the subject, Tom.