Wed 23 May, 2018 10:57 am
There is a sentence that I can't understand in terms of the grammatical rationale. I understand the meaning but not the rule:
"Now found only in Central and South America, the jaguar used to roam freely in the southwestern United States."
What is that first phrase? Why doesn't it have its own subject?
It's an adverbial phrase, as such, it is modifying the proceeding sentence which contains the subject "jaguar."
I think it’s an adjective. It describes the subject of the sentence: jaguar.