Appositives

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Appositives

  1. 1. APPOSITIVES A New Smiley-face Trick
  2. 2. APPOSITIVES <ul><li>A word or phrase that identifies or explains the noun or pronoun it follows </li></ul><ul><li>Clarifies or adds details to your sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Rachel, the girl with the long brown hair , is my best friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Football, the greatest sport ever invented , is played during the fall months. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PUNCTUATION OF APPOSITIVES <ul><li>If the appositive occurs in the middle of the sentence, a comma is needed at the beginning and end of the appositive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Eric, a talented musician, plans to study in Europe. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If the appositive occurs at the end of the sentence, a comma is needed at the beginning of the appositive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Jackson has a degree in entomology, the scientific study of insects. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. LET’S PRACTICE! <ul><li>It’s Worksheet Time! </li></ul>
  5. 5. ASSIGNMENT <ul><li>Write 10 sentences (do not have to be related to each other) </li></ul><ul><li>Each sentence must have at least one appositive </li></ul><ul><li>Underline your appositives </li></ul><ul><li>Use commas where needed </li></ul>

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