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The Appositive and Appositive Phrase. Review of SENTENCES What is a sentence? What is a sentence? A complete sentence expresses a complete thought; it.

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1 The Appositive and Appositive Phrase

2 Review of SENTENCES What is a sentence? What is a sentence? A complete sentence expresses a complete thought; it contains a subject and verb. A complete sentence expresses a complete thought; it contains a subject and verb. The class received an assignment. The class received an assignment. What are some of the types of sentences? What are some of the types of sentences? There are simple, compound, complex. There are simple, compound, complex. Let’s generate an example for each fore mentioned type of sentences. Let’s generate an example for each fore mentioned type of sentences.

3 Review of NOUNS What is a noun? What is a noun? A noun names a person, place, thing, or an idea. A noun names a person, place, thing, or an idea. What are some of the types of nouns? What are some of the types of nouns? There are common, proper, abstract, concrete, compound, and collective nouns. There are common, proper, abstract, concrete, compound, and collective nouns. Let’s generate an example for each fore mentioned noun, type of noun. Let’s generate an example for each fore mentioned noun, type of noun.

4 Review of PRONOUNS What is a pronoun? What is a pronoun? A pronoun replaces a noun. A pronoun replaces a noun. What are some of the types of pronouns? What are some of the types of pronouns? There are personal, demonstrative, interrogative, relative, possessive, infinitive, etc. There are personal, demonstrative, interrogative, relative, possessive, infinitive, etc. Let’s generate an example for the fore mentioned pronouns. Let’s generate an example for the fore mentioned pronouns.

5 What’s this got to do with anything? Weeeeell… an APPOSITIVE is a noun that identifies, describes, or renames another noun or pronoun that it follows. Weeeeell… an APPOSITIVE is a noun that identifies, describes, or renames another noun or pronoun that it follows. Therefore, you must be able to identify a noun in a sentence to understand or create appositives. Therefore, you must be able to identify a noun in a sentence to understand or create appositives.

6 An appositive is a word placed after another word to explain or identify it. almost always always The appositive almost always appears after the word it explains or identifies. It is always a noun or a pronoun, and the word it explains is also a noun or pronoun. Examples Examples a lawyer, is My uncle, a lawyer, is visiting us. Miss Marshall, My teacher, Miss Marshall, is very strict.

7 Appositive Phrases appositive phrase An appositive phrase consists of the appositive and its modifiers, which may themselves be phrases. examples an old portable, My radio, an old portable, is in the repair shop. one of the highest in the West. The boys climbed the mountain, one of the highest in the West.

8 Appositives aren’t always set off by commas. Appositives NOT needed in the sentence use commas: Beginning: The largest city in Texas, Houston is home to the Astros. Beginning: The largest city in Texas, Houston is home to the Astros. Sue's favorite subject, Middle: Chemistry, Sue's favorite subject, is easy for her. a novel by John Steinbeck? End: Have you ever read The Red Pony, a novel by John Steinbeck?

9 Your Turn! Generate TWO sentences of your own. Generate TWO sentences of your own. Once you’ve done that, turn the 2 nd sentence into an appositive that fits correctly into the 1 st sentence. Once you’ve done that, turn the 2 nd sentence into an appositive that fits correctly into the 1 st sentence. Slushies satisfy my sugar craving. They’re only $1.49! Slushies satisfy my sugar craving. They’re only $1.49! Slushies, only $1.49, satisfy my sugar craving. What’s the subject? What’s the subject? What’s the verb? What’s the verb? Which is the appositive? Which is the appositive?

10 Appositives aren’t always set off by commas. Appositives needed in the sentence do not use commas: Sylvia’s daughter Relane teaches English. Sylvia’s daughter Relane teaches English. Sylvia may have more than one daughter so a specific name needs to be mentioned and NO commas are needed. Sylvia may have more than one daughter so a specific name needs to be mentioned and NO commas are needed.

11 Combining Sentences Two sentences can be combined by turning 1 of the 2 into an appositive: Two sentences can be combined by turning 1 of the 2 into an appositive: Relane began correcting She’s a nerdy papers during her youth. child. Relane began correcting She’s a nerdy papers during her youth. child. Relane, a nerdy child, began correcting papers during her youth. Relane, a nerdy child, began correcting papers during her youth.

12 Now, let’s apply what we’ve learned about appositives. First, let’s apply our understanding to this online “QUIZ.” ( ) QUIZ

13 Now, let’s apply what we’ve learned about appositives. Second, please open your maroon grammar book to pages Make certain to have a pencil AND paper for this is your assignment: pg 99’s #23-38 – FOLLOW directions!


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