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Apposition / Punctuation Practice Exercises

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Practice exercises on apposition and punctuation in writing. Fill in the blank format. Please select the correct answer. Example sentences borrowed from Jim Burke and Edgar H. Schuster.

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1.  When appositives have commas inside them, what punctuation is used instead to enclose the appositive? Example: To her, the young man__a broad, six feet tall giant__seemed menacingly close.
2.  What role does the dash play in the following sentence? Example: It was in the echo of that terrified woman's footfalls that I first began to know the power I had - the ability to strike fear into others through my menacing visage.
3.  Please fill in the blank with an appropriate appositive that describes the subject of the sentence: Digital watches are invariably made of black rubber and perform a growing number of strange and interesting functions - _______.
4.  What does the following appositive describe in the sentence below? Example: A second ceremony is planned during the unveiling of "Tribute in Light," a temporary memorial consisting of two parallel light beams created by 88 searchlights.
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