1. Andrew Jackson being Andrew Jackson, he would not abide by those rules.[correct]
2. Andrew Jackson being Andrew Jackson, would not abide by those rules.[incorrect]
2. Andrew Jackson, being Andrew Jackson, would not abide by those rules.[corrected]</pre></b>
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|Comment||Excellent answer. It covered everything I wanted to know. And no wonder I seemed to hear both ways in my head but had NO IDEA how to look it up--an absolute phrase. I just keep learning. Thanks so much! Peggy|
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