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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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As Dillon (1978: 99) explained, "a writer may essentially develop his thinking about something through a string of appositives ...
This particular appositive begins with a conjunction characterized by a history of creative and innovative uses.
The poem is an address to Christ's heart, "O holy auricles, venerable ventricles;' and features a list of musical and alliterative appositives, reminding us of yet another great master of Christian poetry, Gerard Manley Hopkins.
The participant remarked, "[The teacher] is doing English, so we did appositives the other day.
Whenever I could achieve exact translation, even when it meant retaining long sentences with several appositives, I did so, as long as I believed it would not compromise clarity" (iv).
Bogacki, Krzysztof 1973: Types de constructions appositives en francais.
The major emphasis of the session was the prompting of students to include details supporting the main idea in their writing, as well as expanding events by using descriptive words, better verb choices, prepositional phrases and appositives. Actual models of word choices, descriptions, phrases and appositives were distributed to participants for their selection and use according to the learning needs of their students.
Further modification might add subordinate clauses, appositives, or the like.
What is referred to by Deutscher as "sentential complementation" should more precisely be regarded as substantival clauses, for such clauses, in addition to their function as objects, can commute (i.e., they can serve as subject, object, appositives, etc., at least in principle) with an infinitive anywhere in the text.
* punctuation, the use of commas to set off appositives;
Animals, dissections, and human biology were the topics mentioned most frequently, but the range went from appositives, spelling, and group composition in language arts to current events, presidents, and African American and Native American history in social studies, to fractions, multiplication, and algebra in math.