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Appositive and Appositive Phrases

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Appositives and Appositive Phrases.
Appositive and Appositive Phrases
By : Serena Beltran, Josh Duron, Kelsey Gage, Alec Hickman
What is a Appositive ?

An Appositive is, "a grammatical construction in which two elements, normally noun phrases, are placed side by side, with one element serving to define or modify the other".
Appositive Phrases
An appositive phrase is when we consist the appositive and more information combining it together to form a sentence.
Practice
Write one appositive phrase about any student in the class. Try to make it funny but don't be mean because you will be sharing this in class.
Catherine the great, my Russian grandma, is already awake.
Why do we use Appositives?
We use appositives because sometimes when we write, we don't want to add another sentence with new information, we can just combine it in the same sentence.
Ms. Robbins,
an English teacher,
teaches us about literary terms.
Why are there comma's?
We use commas because a nonessential appositive is always separated from the rest of the sentence by commas.
Ms. Robbins,
an English teacher with short curly hair
, teaches us about literary terms.
Ms. Robbins,
an English teacher with short curly hair who wears glasses,
teaches us about literary terms.
When an appositive phrase comes at the beginning or end of the sentence, only a single comma separates it from the sentence.
A little girl with the love for dolls
, my sister couldn't give away her dolls at the garage sale.
More Meaning on Appositive Phrases!
The Beginning/End of an Appositive Phrases
A beautiful collie
, Tom was one of my favorite pet dogs.
Now let's review!!
What is an appositive??
Can someone answer this?
What is an appositive phrase?
Can someone answer this?
Someone give an example of an appositive beginning??
We traveled a long way by bus to see the football stadium,
a large grass field.
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