Presentation on theme: "Appositives An appositive is a noun that is placed next to another noun to identify it or add information about it. An appositive phrase is a group of."— Presentation transcript:
1 AppositivesAn appositive is a noun that is placed next to another noun to identify it or add information about it.An appositive phrase is a group of words that includes an appositive and other words that describe the appositive.
2 An appositive phrase is usually set off from the rest of the sentence with one or more commas. Example:Madison’s father, James Madison, was a plantationowner.**Madison only had one father, and his father’s name isn’t necessary to identify him.
3 If the appositive is needed to identify the noun or it is a single word, you do not use commas. Example:Madison’s friend Thomas Jefferson was presidentbefore him.** Since Madison had more than one friend, the name Thomas Jefferson is needed to identify this particular friend.
4 Appositives and appositive phrases can come at the beginning, middle, and end of a sentence. EXAMPLES: An expert on food, Appert worried about food spoilage.Appert, an expert on food, worried aboutfood spoilage.The government gave Appert, an expert onfood, a cash award.A simple solution had occurred to Appert, anexpert on food.
5 What’s the appositive or appositive phrase? Does it get commas? 1. My son the policeman will be visiting next week.2. The captain ordered the ship’s carpenters to assemble the shallop a large rowboat.3. Walter the writer is very attached to his mother, Mrs. Hammon.4. Elizabeth Teague a sweet and loveable girl grew up to be a mentally troubled woman.
6 What’s the appositive or appositive phrase? Does it need commas? 1. Sweetbriar a company known throughout the South is considering a nationwide advertising campaign.2. An above-average student and talented musician John made his family proud.3. The extremely popular American film Titanic was widely criticized for its mediocre script.
7 1. The actor Paul Newman directed only one picture. 2. 60 Minutes the TV news magazine program featured a story on the popular singer Whitney Houston.