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Appositive Phrases Mr. Hantak English II 09/19/2014
What is an appositive? An appositive is a noun or pronoun that further describes another noun or pronoun. Appositives are found next to the nouns or pronouns they describe. Example #1: The car, a Mustang, quickly drove out of the parking lot. – “Mustang” further describes “car.” Example #2: I, Mr. Hantak, am a teacher – “Mr. Hantak” further describes “I.”
CAUTION!!! Punctuation is the trickiest part of identifying and writing appositives. Rule #1: If an appositive is set apart by two commas, it is not necessary for the sentence to make sense. – Example: The cat, Mittens, likes to play with yarn. Rule #2: If an appositive is NOT set apart by two commas, it is completely necessary for the sentence to make sense. – Example: The book Fahrenheit 451 is Mr. Hantak’s current favorite.
Practice: Underline Each Appositive 1.The football player Ray Rice is in serious trouble for assaulting his fiancée. 2.Ray Rice, the ex-Ravens player, is facing justice for his actions. 3.Alex, a girl, kissed Sidney, a boy. 4.The author John Green wrote The Fault in Our Stars.
One Step Further: Appositive Phrases An appositive phrase is simply an appositive and its modifiers (adjectives, etc.) These are ALWAYS separated by two commas. Example #1: John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars, is a talented man. Example #2: Barkley, a young golden retreiver puppy, chased the squirrels away.
Practice: Underline Each Appositive Phrase 1.Jason, a 10-year-old tennis prodigy, won the National Junior Tennis Championship. 2.Yesterday, I went to Dave and Buster’s, a fun place to eat and play. 3.The Study Center, a large room with 23 tables, used to be a library. 4.Tommy went to Homecoming with Mari, an energetic girl with dark brown hair.