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2 Appositives Writers use appositives to clarify, explain or add further details to nouns. Appositives can also be used to join sentences together. Writers use appositives to clarify, explain or add further details to nouns. Appositives can also be used to join sentences together.

3 Punctuation Note Appositives are usually set off by commas or a dash.

4 Where are Appositives Located in a Sentence? An appositive can be found in the beginning, middle, or at the end of the sentence. An appositive can be found in the beginning, middle, or at the end of the sentence. There can also be more than one appositive in a sentence. There can also be more than one appositive in a sentence.

5 Where are appositives located in a sentence? My sister, a florist in Rhode Island, bought a new house last week. My sister, a florist in Rhode Island, bought a new house last week. Connie, a college student, was able to save enough money to travel to Europe this summer. Connie, a college student, was able to save enough money to travel to Europe this summer. She is reading a new book, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire. She is reading a new book, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire. Harry, an art student, made his first sculpture last week, a dog playing with a bone. Harry, an art student, made his first sculpture last week, a dog playing with a bone.

6 Where are appositives located in a sentence? My sister, a florist in Rhode Island, bought a new house last week. My sister, a florist in Rhode Island, bought a new house last week. A college student, Connie, was able to save enough money to travel to Europe this summer. A college student, Connie, was able to save enough money to travel to Europe this summer. She is reading a new book, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire. She is reading a new book, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire. Harry, an art student, made his first sculpture last week, a dog playing with a bone. Harry, an art student, made his first sculpture last week, a dog playing with a bone.

7 Identify the appositives in the sentence 1. When she came back from her vacation, she brought me a key chain, a bear holding a sign saying, Lake Tahoe. 2. I found the old record I have been looking for, Glen Millers Greatest Hits. 3. The record, a rare find, was not that expensive. 4. A good cook, my father was asked to make this years Christmas dinner.

8 Identify the appositives in the sentence 1. When she came back from her vacation, she brought me a key chain, a bear holding a sign saying, Lake Tahoe. 2. I found the old record I have been looking for, Glen Millers Greatest Hits. 3. The record, a rare find, was not that expensive. 4. A good cook, my father was asked to make this years Christmas dinner.

9 Identify the appositives in the sentence 5. At lunch I ordered a number five a cheeseburger, fries, and a soda. 6. They gave me the wrong soda, Pepsi, but I ordered a Dr. Pepper. 7. The fruit stand, a neighborhood favorite, is having a sale on oranges today. 8. The shoe salesman, a short man with black hair, was really helpful the other day.

10 Identify the appositives in the sentence 5. At lunch I ordered a number five a cheeseburger, fries, and a soda. 6. They gave me the wrong soda, Pepsi, but I ordered a Dr. Pepper. 7. The fruit stand, a neighborhood favorite, is having a sale on oranges today. 8. The shoe salesman, a short man with black hair, was really helpful the other day.

11 Identify the appositive in the sentence and put commas around it 1. The painting a family heirloom is hanging above our fireplace. 2. The painting is of two kids both girls playing in a park. 3. One of the girls is wearing a pretty dress pink with white polka dots. 4. Looking away from the slide the other girl looks like she wants to go play on the swings.

12 Identify the appositive in the sentence and put commas around it 1. The painting, a family heirloom, is hanging above our fireplace. 2. The painting is of two children, both girls, playing in a park. 3. One of the girls is wearing a pretty dress, a hand-me-down with white polka dots. 4. Looking away from the slide, the other girl looks like she wants to go play on the swings.

13 Identify the appositive in the sentence and put commas around it 5. The vase aqua blue with yellow stripes is on the table. 6. A nice family our neighbors bought us cheesecake when we moved into our new home. 7. Elis parents bought him a new motor cycle a green Kawasaki. 8. Nob Hill on south main has grapefruit on sale.

14 Identify the appositive in the sentence and put commas around it 5. The vase, an antique with aqua and yellow stripes, is on the table. 6. A nice family, our neighbors bought us cheesecake when we moved into our new home. 7. Elis parents bought him a new motorcycle, a green Kawasaki. 8. Nob Hill, the only store in town, has grapefruit on sale.

15 Combine these two sentences by using an appositive My new friend just moved here last week. My new friend is from Kansas. My favorite pet is a dog. My dog likes to go on walks. I bought two boxes of candles at the flea market. The candles are rose scented and strawberry scented tea lights.

16 Combine these two sentences by using an appositive A native of Kansas, my new friend just moved here last week. My favorite pet, a dog, likes to go on walks. My favorite pet, a dog, likes to go on walks. I bought two boxes of candles, rose and Strawberry-scented tea lights, at the flea market.

17 Use an appositive to make these sentences more creative 1. My favorite Broadway musical is no longer showing at my favorite theatre. 2. My favorite novel was released in Freddy works on cars. 4. She rides her bike to school every day. 5. My friends and I like to go to the movie theatre.

18 Use an appositive to make these sentences more creative 1. My favorite Broadway musical, Rent, is no longer showing at my favorite theatre. 2. My favorite novel, a best seller, was released in Freddy works on cars, old cars from the 1960s. 4. She rides her bike, a purple Schwinn, to school every day. 5. My friends and I, college seniors, like to go to the movie theatre.

19 Use an appositive to make these sentences more creative 6. Brandon bought his girlfriend a ring. 7. Her teacher gave her a good grade on their last assignment. 8. She likes to go on trips.

20 Use an appositive to make these sentences more creative 6. Brandon, a high school senior, bought his girlfriend, a high school junior, a ring. 7. Her teacher gave her a good grade, an A-, on their last assignment. 8. She likes to go on trips, island vacations with little to worry about.

21 Use appositives to put more creativity into this paragraph My two cousins came over to my house last weekend. My two cousins are both boys. They played video games. I had homework to do. I had algebra homework. After I finished my homework, I took them out for pizza. I wish I would have had more time to spend with them. Next time they come over I think I will take them to go play at the video arcade. My two cousins came over to my house last weekend. My two cousins are both boys. They played video games. I had homework to do. I had algebra homework. After I finished my homework, I took them out for pizza. I wish I would have had more time to spend with them. Next time they come over I think I will take them to go play at the video arcade.

22 Use appositives to put more creativity into this paragraph My two cousins, both boys, came over to my house last weekend. I wish I would have had more time to spend with them. They played video games, multi-player games that I wish I could have joined. I had homework to do, algebra homework, that was due days ago. After I finished my homework, I took them out for pizza. Next time they come over, I want to take them to go play at the video arcade. My two cousins, both boys, came over to my house last weekend. I wish I would have had more time to spend with them. They played video games, multi-player games that I wish I could have joined. I had homework to do, algebra homework, that was due days ago. After I finished my homework, I took them out for pizza. Next time they come over, I want to take them to go play at the video arcade.

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