We use appositives to redefine or clarify a noun phrase; test your knowledge in this exercise!. Play this game to review Grammar. What is the purpose of an appositive?. Play this game to review Grammar. St. Valentine is the patron saint of lovers. St. Valentine was never married. Which option uses an appositive to combine the.

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No commas are required if you have more than one little sister. CEO Julie Minsky will be our featured speaker. There are several issues with the sentence. Peter has only one father and I have only one brother. Remove the comma after their names? My sister Sue will be having a party next week.

Do I need to add another comma before the names of my family members? However, if have only one sister, then the comma should be there. Harvey is a precise identifier.

Is there a way of making it better? He is a good but strict teacher. In appoositives Rule 1 of Commaswe recommend using it in order to avoid confusion. Mars the fourth planet from the sun is also called the “Red Planet” because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth.

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In accordance with Rule 10 of Commasplace a comma after this dependent phrase. September 18,at 5: July 10, appositoves, at It was the division portion of the test rather than the multiplication portion that was most difficult for the students. December 1,at 9: Therefore, the appositive is essential, and commas are not necessary.


In your second example, however, the word friend is not a precise identifier because one may have numerous friends. October 7,at 4: Although some writers would follow the question mark with a comma in your sentence, most editors would drop the comma and go with just the question mark.

He is a good, but strict teacher. By using any resource from this site, you are agreeing to these Terms. May 30,at 4: My brother, Alex, enjoys breaking toys. No commas are used.

October 21,appositivess You would be better off recasting the sentence; there should be no obligation to go with this awful quz of words. For your convenience, all of our lessons are available on our website in our lesson archive at http: We can either elect my running mate—a bold truth-teller—or the most dishonest candidate in history. September 9,at 4: August 8,at 5: Sentence Structure [SMART Notebook lesson] Students will learn about simple and compound sentences; how to combine sentences and state how the sentence w I had two siblings: What else could qui senator be?

July 30,at 1: If the article or the existing discussions do not address a thought or question you have on the subject, please use the “Comment” box at the bottom of this page. I know that the book title needs to be italicized, but I could not format it that apopsitives in this comment box.


My brother Jim went white water rafting in Colorado last summer. Hovering around the lilac bush in my yard was the most beautiful and delicate bird I’d ever seen a ruby-throated hummingbird. Combine the following sentences by using an appositive.

Daily Grammar – Quiz for Lessons – Parts of the Sentence – Appositives

Or are they both? Use commas if Alex is your only brother. Appositives [SMART Notebook lesson] This lesson identifies appositives and shows how they can build sentence fluency in student’s writing. Sue, my apposktiveswill be having a party next week.

It is our understanding that there are specific rules for legal documents. Now that you have completed the Telephone Etiquette learning activity, continue to the next page of your learner guide.

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