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Using Appositive Phrases

March 25, 1999

 An appositive phrase is a noun or pronoun with modifiers that is placed after another noun or pronoun to explain it. Using the appositive phrase can make your writing more detailed and understandable.


Examples of appositive phrases:

Volleyball, my favourite sport, has always interested me.

Mr. Jones, the English teacher, is sick today.

I saw a rose, a sweet yellow one.

Paragraph Assignment

What do you do when it is sunny? Write a short paragraph that shows specifically and concretely your activities on a sunny day. Use at least three appositive phrases, including one at the end of a sentence. Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and please double space your writing. See teacher writing sample.

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