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Copy of Appositives

An overview of appositives and the rules for using them
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Adriel Duncan

on 16 September 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Appositives

An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that adds extra information to the noun that comes before it.
The shark swam near the surface.
A ruthless killer
A predator seeking blood
A dangerous man-eater
Examples:
The shark, a predator seeking blood, swam near the surface.
A sentence without an appositive:
Boring, zzzzz...
Exciting! Woo hoo!
Appositives
To add an appositive, brainstorm some nouns and modifiers to help describe the subject in the sentence.
Adding appositives to sentences makes them more descriptive and interesting.
?
But don't I need some punctuation with
the appositive?
Place a comma before and after an appositive.

Think of the commas as basket handles that can lift and lower the phrase in and out of the sentence.
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A correctly punctuated
sentence with an appositive:
More practice...
The cookies were fresh from the oven.
How can I add more detail
to this sentence?
Let's use an appositive!
The cookies, , were fresh from the oven.
a delicious treat
morsels of delight
Any more ideas?
Now we can choose one of these noun phrases
to add to the sentence and surround it with our
basket handles, or commas, and we have a more
descriptive sentence!
The cookies, a delicious treat, were
fresh from the oven.
Now, think of all of the different
roles you play in your life and create
a sentence about yourself using an appositive.
For example:
Mrs. Stewart, an appositive expert, has taught us
how to add more description to our sentences.
Your turn...
Sentence Structure
SPI 0701.1.11 Identify the correct use of appositives and appositive phrases within context.
1.The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowry. It is a wonderful book.
2. Harry Potter endured many trials at Hogwarts. Harry Potter is a wizard.
3. Edward is a character in Twilight. Edward is a vampire.
4. Katniss saved her sister during the reaping. She is a brave girl.
5. Rucker-Stewart is the best school in the county. It is a middle school.
Combine the following sentences into one sentence using an appositive.
1.The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowry. It is a wonderful book.
2. Harry Potter endured many trials at Hogwarts. Harry Potter is a wizard.
3. Edward is a character in Twilight. Edward is a vampire.
4. Katniss saved her sister during the reaping. She is a brave girl.
5. Rucker-Stewart is the best school in the county. It is a middle school.
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