Appositives. Sentence Structures . Appositive Sentences . A noun, noun phrase, or series of nouns placed next to another word or phrase to identify or rename it. Examples . Kim, the crazy lady who teaches English, jumped back and forth on the stage. Professional Examples .
"The Otis Elevator Company, the world’s oldest and biggest elevator manufacturer, claims that its products carry the equivalent of the world’s population every five days."(Nick Paumgarten, "Up and Then Down," The New Yorker, Apr. 21, 2008)"Though her cheeks were high-colored and her teeth strong and yellow, she looked like a mechanical woman, a machine with flashing, glassy circles for eyes."(Kate Simon, Bronx Primitive, 1982)
"The hangman, a grey-haired convict in the white uniform of the prison, was waiting beside his machine."(George Orwell, "A Hanging," 1931)"My father, a fat man with beautiful eyes and a subversive wit, is trying to decide which of his eight children he will take with him to the county fair."(Alice Walker, "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self."In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens. Harcourt Brace, 1983)
note: these sentences will be used to measure your mastery of essential skill 1: Sentence Structure