Directions: As we learn about the appositive, take a few minutes to underline them in the following sentences. On the line that follows each sentence, please list the noun for which the appositive is supplying more information. The first one is done for you!
1. The magazine, the latest one on the newsstand, had a beautiful cover of a farmhouse. ______magazine____________________
2. Sam's father, Steve Winters, was the head of the Technology Department at the college. _________________________________
3 Cyndi, Melissa's friend, will be joining us at the restaurant tonight. ___________________________________________________
4. Shakespeare, the most famous of all writers, is responsible for words and phrases we use today! __________________________
5. The appositive, a word or phrase that follows a word it identifies, can be used in expanding sentences. ______________________
6. My sister, Joan, lives with her family in Stoneham. __________________________________________
Directions: Please fill the following blanks with an appositive of your own! Be sure to read the other words in the sentence to determine meaning before selecting your words! Enjoy!
1. Joe Biden, the ________________________________________________________________________, is already signing executive orders that will manage operations of the federal government.
2. Have you ever visited Hawaii, a __________________________________________________________________________?
3. SCALE, a _________________________________________________________________, is filled with wonderful learners!
4. His newest automobile, a __________________________________________________, is beautiful!
5. The restaurant we visited, _________________________________________________, is one of my favorites.
Directions: Next, please create a sentence of your own that includes an appositive for each noun listed. An example is provided!
Example: Thursday Sentence: Our class shares our Personal Dictionaries on Thursday, my favorite day of the week.
Note that my favorite day of the week is the appositive for the noun Thursday! Feel free to place the nouns below at the beginning, middle, or towards the end of your sentence; just be sure that the appositives immediately follow them.
BONUS: Select two of the sentences on this page, and reverse the order of the noun and the appositive that follows. Copy them down and be prepared to tell us what the new appositive will be!