The Cyclops via the Ablative Absolute

Multiple-choice exercise

Look how useful the ablative absolute is. We can use it to retell the entire story of the Ulysses and the Cyclops, reminding us that anything a verb or an adjective can do, a participle can do, too. For each item there are only two choices, so focus carefully on the grammar. Click on the choice that is the most grammatically accurate translation. Among the items are rare future ablatives absolute.