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A ppositives Within the Sentence
 
Lesson 2-9
Prompt:Other words and phrases may change sentence patterns. Often a word or phrase re-names a noun in a sentence. We call this renaming an "appositive" — which seems to make "positive" the identity of the noun.
Example:Consider the following: "Jack, the captain of our team, is leaving for Europe." or "The captain of our team, Jack Jones, is leaving for Europe." Note that the underlined phrase renames the noun and is an appositive. Note that the phrase is marked off by commas.
Directions:Click to select the appositive in the following sentences.
1.George Washington, our first President, is the father of our country.
2.(Find two appositives) John Hanson, our first President under the Articles of Confederation, was the first American to have the title, President of the United States.
3.Our school principal, Mr. Smith, is a very nice man.
4.A letter of appreciation was sent to Jane Whitney, our chairperson.
5.The sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, shall be remembered for saving the nation.
6.Loretta Young, a famous actress, shall be remembered for her films.
7.We shall elect Janet, our most articulate member.
8.The company's chief financial officer, Albert Black, will be arriving tomorrow.
9.The ball was hit to our left fielder, Sally Johnson.
10.The life of Babe Ruth, America's greatest baseball hero, is now featured in a film.
11.The President of the United States during most of World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, served nearly three terms in office.
12.President Harry Truman, the President at the end of World War II, was from the state of Missouri.
13.Our thirty-fifth President, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in office.
14.My favorite airline, Magic Carpet Airline, is the best.