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Appositives. And Appositive Phrases. Appositive – a noun or a pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it. Examples: My cat, bruster , was very overweight. real monopolies are dangerous to our economy, but Monopoly, the game, is fun. Examples:

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appositives

Appositives

And Appositive Phrases

appositive a noun or a pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it
Appositive – a noun or a pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it.

Examples:

My cat, bruster, was very overweight.

real monopolies are dangerous to our economy, but Monopoly, the game, is fun.

appositive a noun or a pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it1
Examples:

My cat bruster was very overweight.

real monopolies are dangerous to our economy, but Monopoly the game is fun.

Appositive – a noun or a pronoun placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it.
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  • The term ‘Appositive’ has to do with ‘position’ because an appositive is literally placed near to the noun or pronoun it identifies or explains.
  • The Appositive and the word it modifies are like two sides of a name tag.
appositive phrase consists of an appositive and its modifiers
Appositive Phrase – consists of an appositive and its modifiers

Appositive phrases usually follow the word it describes or identifies it, but may precede it.

Examples:

Mr. schumacher, a fun teacher, is a grammar guru.

A former pop star, Michael jackson still makes news.

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My dad, the guy who seems to meet all kinds of famous people, was a teacher for 40 years.

Luke, the ultimate karate champion, is a student at gleason lake.

After the performance, kate, the piano master, bowed before the audience.

Mrs. v, teacher of the year, stood before her communications class listening to the rounds of applause.