Introductory expressions that "absolutely" have nothing to do with the structure of the sentence are marked off by a comma. The absolute expression seems to modify or set the stage for the sentence: "
The game being over, we went home." Practice What You've Learned
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A , bouquet , of , roses , under , his , arm , he , rang , the , doorbell. ? 2.
Her , camera , at , the , ready , she , entered , the , room. ? 3.
The , painting , completed , the , artist , turned , in , for , the , night. ? 4.
His , hopes , of , reconciliation , shattered , the , young , man , drove , away. ? 5.
The , sun , shining , brightly , on , the , waves , we , set , sail. ? 6.
All , together , at , last , we , planned , for , the , next , reunion. ? 7.
The , world , revolving , in , space , we , measure , our , mortal , days , and , years. ? 8.
My , absolute , phrase , introducing , the , sentence , I , wrote , a , powerful , main , clause. ? 9.
The , writer's , deft , genius , all , too , evident , the , reader , was , spellbound. ? 10.
Her , beautiful , fountain , pen , poised , to , write , her , thoughts , came , streaming , to , the , page. ? 11.
His , athletic , career , coming , to , an , end , the , aging , slugger , stepped , to , the , plate. ? 12.
The , large , crowd , falling , silent , the , pitcher , delivered , the , fateful , pitch. ? 13.
The , sharp , sound , of , the , ball , on , the , bat , echoing , through , the , stadium , the , batter , circled , the , bases , as , the , ball , sailed , over , the , center , field , wall. ? 14.
The , game , won , the , aging , slugger , waved , to , the , crowd. ? 15.
The , adulation , of , the , crowd , showering , its , hero , the , veteran , tipped , his , hat , as , he , entered , the , dugout. ? 16.
All , the , cheering , ended , the , seasoned , player , sat , and , enjoyed , the , afterglow , of , the , moment. ? 17.
The , crowd , scrambling , out , of , the , park , like , swarming , ants , the , team , packed , for , a , series , on , the , road. ? 18.
School , starting , in , September , the , young , fans , regretted , the , passing , of , the , baseball , season. ? 19.
The , writing , in , the , sky , completed , the , crowd , watched , in , amazement. ? 20.
Hope , continuing , in , the , hearts , of , the , loyal , fans , they , all , waited , for , next , year.