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Word or phrase preceding or following a noun that identifies or explains the noun.
[L. appono, appositum, to place next to]
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Yes, then is the time to troop out the Frost chestnut about appositive adjectives from "Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening": "The woods are lovely, dark and deep" is a long way from "The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
In the Gospel speech, the last antiphon above is fairly under-emphasized, a more or less tacked-on, appositive metaphor.
Most commonly they bear no descriptive appositives.
Realizing that the metamorphosis between the minimally competent writer (using comma splices and fused clauses) to the maximally competent writer, using sparkling participial phrases and compact appositives could be theoretically placed on a continuum of linguistic maturity, I decided to give the techniques of combining general semantics index numbers, showing a progression from least desirable to most desirable.
The stigmatizing items such as fused sentences and comma splices decreased while the desirable techniques such as participial phrases and appositives increased dramatically.
A problem for some readers will be the number of Gujarati terms that are not explained either by appositives or by inclusion in a glossary that is largely devoted to Parsi expressions but also includes such familiar words as ayah, Irani, Hindu, and Mussalman.
Correlatives are phrases, such as progressives, participles, and appositives, that "bring together two events that actually occurred so that they are conjoined in a single independent clause.
His sentences sprout appositives, additions, digressions: "they [noises] seeme harsh, impertinent, and irksome," "fastened on a thieke quilt, or flock-bed," "if they knocke with their daggers, or with brick-bats.