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ap·pos·i·tive

(ă-poz'i-tiv)
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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This particular appositive begins with a conjunction characterized by a history of creative and innovative uses.
For some (Fries 1952: 187; Roberts 1966; Bogacki 1973: 19), what distinguishes appositive structures like (22) from other syntactic constructs is that (20) is made up of two juxtaposed NPs which are co-referential.
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.
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.
When O'Keeffe (1996: 100) reminds us that "[v]ariation is not simply the juxtaposing of appositives to slow down a narrative advance; variation is intrinsic to the poet's ability to meet the demands of alliteration", one can only agree with the basic notion and, simultaneously, question the key concept: for what is meant by "narrative advance"?
Next, the paper deals with modifiers to extend sentences, including adjectives, adverbs, appositives, and dependent clauses.
Alliteration; a four-stress line divided into two staves, or hemistiches, with two stressed syllables in each half; repetition through appositives, synonyms, and synonymous words and phrases; end-stopping lines; kennings (compound words of metaphoric quality--e.
The Parts of Speech" area has sections on topics such as active and passive verbs, the use of pronouns, and understanding participles, infinitives, and appositives.
The English language arts section covered everything from commas with appositives to William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
The remaining three lack descriptive titles or defining appositives.
In this stage, the simple noun and verb phrases are further combined by including conjoined elements, appositives, or adverbial phrases to form more complex noun and verb phrases.
Noun-phrase analysis, which refers to the problem of recognizing appositives and other complex noun