Appostivie Phrases - Brushstrokes

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GRAMMAR
Created using: Sentence Composing for High School Students by Don Killgallon,
Image Grammar by Harry Noden, and notes from TCU APSI Ann Jackson.
On your paper:
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Write a simple sentence.
Example: The cat ate.
After you have created the sentence, sketch an
image of your sentence. Stick figures are
acceptable.
Appositive Phrases
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A noun that renames the noun before it (use an
article – the, an, a – to be sure it is an appositive)
Example: a rough looking male
New sentence: The cat, a rough looking male, ate.
Now you try: in your notes write the definition of
appositive phrases, create your own, rewrite your
sentence using the phrase, and draw a new sketch
of your sentence.
Sentences written by professional
writers:
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It went away slowly.
It went away slowly, the feeling of disappointment that came sharply
after the thrill that made his shoulders ache.
Hemingway
The land that lay stretched out before him became of vast significance.
The land that lay stretched out before him became of vast significance, a
place peopled by his fancy with a new race of men sprung from
himself.
Anderson
However, I looked with a mixture of admiration and awe at Peter.
However, I looked with a mixture of admiration and awe at Peter, a boy
who could and did imitate a police siren every morning on his way to
the showers.
Russell
That night in the south upstairs chamber Emmet lay in a kind of trance.
That night in the south upstairs chamber, a hot little room where a fullleafed chinaberry tree shut all the air from the single window, Emmet
lay in a kind of trance.
West
Practice:
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each scrambled sentence has one or more appositives. Identify
them. Then unscramble the sentence parts and write out the sentence
punctuating it correctly.
Example:
a.
an old, bowlegged fellow in a pale-blue sweater
b.
the judge
c.
and was reading over some notes he had taken
d.
had stopped examining the animals
e.
on the back of a dirty envelope
Jessamyn West, “The Lesson”
Answer: The judge, an old bowlegged fellow in a pale-blue sweater,
had stopped examining the animals and was reading over some
notes he had taken on the back of a dirty envelope.
Warm Up: Combine the sentences and
highlight the appositive phrase. You may
eliminate some words.
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a.She was near the statue.
b.She was an obvious tourist.
c.She was an oriental lady.
d.She had a Kodak camera.
a.This is about Gone with the Wind.
b.That is the movie with the most reissues.
c.It originated as a novel.
d.The novel was of the old South.
e.The novel was by someone who was unglamorous.
f.The someone was also unknown.
g.The someone was an authoress.
Answers:
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Near the statue was an obvious tourist, an oriental
lady, with a Kodak camera.
Gone with the Wind, the movie with the most
reissues, originated as a novel of the old South by
an unglamorous and unknown authoress.
Now, you try! Add an appositive at
the slash mark.
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My bed was an army cot,/.
He, /, had fled because of superior perceptions and
knowledge.
There was Major Hunter, /, /. (two appositive
phrases)
When finished, turn in. Turn to page 268 in Interactive
Reader, write the Vocab words in Vocab section of
binder.
Read and complete questions in margin for “The Law
of Life.”
On a sheet of notebook paper, answer the question on
the bottom of page 277 in ACE Format.

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