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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I would like to ask you a question about a sentence. January 7,at 1: July 25,at 4: Here is my question.

Appositive Or Appositive Phrase Quiz

September 2,at 5: I think the sentence with my little sister can be both with and without the commas. I know that the book title needs to be italicized, but I could not format it that way in this comment box.

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My sister is a relatively precise identifier. November 4,at 9: July 27,at December 8,at 7: We have made small revisions to our previous explanations to help you distinguish between someone who is sufficiently identified and a dependent phrase that begins a sentence. September 7,at 6: Students will learn the different types of nouns and how to use appositives, plurals, and possessives correctl June 3,at 8: Therefore, we assume you are referring to other rules regarding commas.


The company president will be in the building today, so [you] please act accordingly. You can use semicolons to separate units of a series when one or more of the units contain commas.

Appositives (practice) | Khan Academy

He was Jack, the big ape, who got his job because of his mother. He was Jack, the big ape who got his job because of his mother. A lady, along with her friends, is having dinner with the mayor.

Appositive The Functions of Nouns in Sentences.

For clarity, we recommend rewriting to one of the following:. May 16,at I have a feeling it is not fluent enough.

January 11,at There is a question in my mind I hope you help me answering it. Grammatically, this sentence needs revision.

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

Here are three possibilities you can probably construct more: September 30,at June 27,at 4: Identify the appositives in the following sentences and tell whether they are appositives to subjects, direct objects, or predicate nominatives.


They are not essential to the meaning of the sentence. December 24,at 4: 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.

January 19,at 6: Do I need to add another comma before the names of my family members?