Appositive



a word or phrase in .
placed in .
(of an adjective or adjectival phrase) directly following the noun it modifies.
Historical Examples

An appositive is in the same case as the substantive which it limits (p. 42).
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

An appositive is in the same case as the substantive which it limits.
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

Write ten sentences, each containing a possessive noun modified; an appositive modified; an adverbial phrase modified.
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

To set off an appositive noun or an appositive adjective, with its modifiers.
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

I follow most of the editors in taking hyrde as family and frean as an appositive with fæder.
Genesis A Anonymous

A noun clause may be used as an appositive, and so may be an adjective modifier ( 386).
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

An appositive adjective is added to its noun to explain it, like a noun in apposition ( 88, 5).
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

An appositive adjective is added to its noun to explain it, like a noun in apposition.
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

Similar to the appositive is the explanatory relative clause.
Business English Rose Buhlig

appositive words and phrases are separated from the remainder of the sentence by commas.
English: Composition and Literature W. F. (William Franklin) Webster

adjective
(grammar)

standing in apposition
another word for nonrestrictive

of or relating to apposition
noun
an appositive word or phrase
adj.

1690s, from Latin appositus, past participle of apponere “to put to” (see apposite) + -ive. As a noun, from 1847.

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