An appositive can be made when the writer:
*finds a noun in a "core" sentence and...
*adds another noun or noun phrase after that which names the same person/place/thing/idea
CORE SENTENCE: The man walked to Green Market.
Now find the nouns: The man walked to Green Market.
Now add anther noun OR noun phrase which names the same thing as the nouns already in the sentence: The man, an Irishman, walked to Green Market, the local grocery store. (This sentence obviously has TWO appositives.)
TO TEST YOURSELF to see if you have correctly written an ap-POSITIVE:
Cross out the original noun. If the sentence still works, you can be POSITIVE you have SUCCESS!!
An Irishman walked to the local grocery store.
Don't be afraid to make it fancy.
The man, a freckle-faced, red-haired Irishman with a vicious scar on his left hand where a mountain lion had nearly taken it as a prize, walked with his backpack to Green Market, a local grocery store where he had recently seen a HELP WANTED sign loosely dangling in the big front window.
After we played with APPOSITIVES for a while in class today, we started reading chapter three in BOY'S LIFE. So far... Cory is going to the Zephyr Arts Council Awards ceremony to claim the prize for writing his short story. He looks around the room, describing every character, then notices the Lady walk in. Now he is more nervous than ever to get up in front of the room....
Read the rest for homework. we left off on page 311.
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