Writing with Style
Appositives
 Add description
 Give you better sentence fluency
Average Style
 Steven Spielberg is a film director.
 His films have won many awards.
With an appositive
 Film director, Steven Spielberg’s films
have won many awards.
 You can use noun phrases or adjectives.
 Brave and intelligent, Victor was a hero in
WWII.
 Victor, a WWII hero, was b...
Where?
 Put the appositive before or right after
the noun it describes.
 A genius, Sherlock Holmes can outsmart just
abo...
Write
 Write 4 sentences with appositives
about a movie or TV show you enjoy.
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Appositives: Adding Style to Your Writing

  1. 1. Writing with Style
  2. 2. Appositives  Add description  Give you better sentence fluency
  3. 3. Average Style  Steven Spielberg is a film director.  His films have won many awards.
  4. 4. With an appositive  Film director, Steven Spielberg’s films have won many awards.
  5. 5.  You can use noun phrases or adjectives.  Brave and intelligent, Victor was a hero in WWII.  Victor, a WWII hero, was brave and intelligent.  Ilsa, Victor’s wife, had been in love with Rick in Paris.  Strict and heartless, Major Strasser got shot at the end of Casablanca.  Major Strasser, strict and heartless, got shot at the end of Casablanca.
  6. 6. Where?  Put the appositive before or right after the noun it describes.  A genius, Sherlock Holmes can outsmart just about any criminal.  Watson, Sherlock’s loyal friend, wrote about their adventures together.  Romantic and exciting, Titanic tells the love story of Rose and Jack.  Titanic, romantic and exciting, tells the love story of Rose and Jack.
  7. 7. Write  Write 4 sentences with appositives about a movie or TV show you enjoy.

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