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I think the structure common to all examples is an absolute phrase, also known as absolute clause. Quoting from the first source: An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a noun in a sentence, but it is not connected to the sentence by a conjunction. It is set off with a comma only, and it could be removed from the sentence without changing the ...


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I'm surprised I could remember the name of this structure: Reduced Relative Clause; I was just about to give you a hot answer about it when I saw your post edition. Well, since you already know your first question (what the structure name is), I'm going to answer the second question: Do the examples sound correct? The answer is: Yes, they are quite polite ...


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