A Unique Quiz On Appositives

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In the field of grammar, appositives are nouns or noun phrases which rename other nouns right beside them in a sentence. Can you spot them in the following examples and understand what they’re used for? Let’s find out as we play a unique quiz on appositives!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the appositive in the following sentence?Joe, a carpenter, built these shelves for me.

    • A.

      Joe

    • B.

      A carpenter

    • C.

      Shelves

    Correct Answer
    B. A carpenter
    Explanation
    The appositive in the sentence is "a carpenter". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or pronoun in the sentence. In this case, "a carpenter" renames or identifies Joe, specifying his occupation.

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  • 2. 

    Joe, a carpenter, built these shelves for me.The appositive is essential.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The appositive is not essential in this sentence. The phrase "a carpenter" provides additional information about Joe, but it is not necessary for understanding the sentence. The sentence would still make sense without it. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 3. 

    What is the appositive in the following sentence?My cousin Julie went to see the movie.

    • A.

      Cousin

    • B.

      Julie

    • C.

      Movie

    Correct Answer
    B. Julie
    Explanation
    The appositive in the sentence is "Julie". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun in the sentence. In this case, "Julie" renames or identifies the noun "cousin".

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  • 4. 

    My cousin Julie went to see the movie.The appositive is essential.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The appositive is essential because it provides important information about the noun "cousin Julie." Without the appositive, the sentence would simply state "My cousin went to see the movie," which would not provide any specific details about which cousin went to see the movie. Therefore, the appositive is necessary in order to clarify and provide additional information about the subject of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    What is the appositive in the following sentence?Andy, my brother, plays baseball.

    • A.

      Andy

    • B.

      My brother

    • C.

      Baseball

    Correct Answer
    B. My brother
    Explanation
    The appositive in the sentence is "my brother". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun in the sentence. In this case, "my brother" renames "Andy", providing additional information about him.

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  • 6. 

    Andy, my brother, plays baseball.The appositive is essential

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The appositive in the given sentence is "my brother". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or pronoun in the sentence. In this case, "my brother" is providing additional information about Andy. However, the appositive is not essential to the meaning of the sentence. The sentence "Andy plays baseball" would still be clear and grammatically correct without the appositive. Therefore, the statement "The appositive is essential" is false.

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  • 7. 

    What is the appositive in the following sentence?We watched the movie Finding Nemo last night.

    • A.

      We

    • B.

      Movie

    • C.

      Finding Nemo

    Correct Answer
    C. Finding Nemo
    Explanation
    The appositive in the given sentence is "Finding Nemo". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun in the sentence. In this case, "Finding Nemo" renames or identifies the noun "movie". It provides additional information about the movie that they watched last night.

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  • 8. 

    We watched the movie Finding Nemo last night.The appositive is essential.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or noun phrase in a sentence. In this case, "Finding Nemo" is an appositive that renames the movie we watched last night. The appositive is essential because it provides important information about the movie we watched, and without it, the sentence would be incomplete or unclear. Therefore, the statement "The appositive is essential" is true.

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  • 9. 

    What is the appositive in the following sentence?I went to see Ricky, my brother, last Sunday.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Ricky

    • C.

      My brother

    Correct Answer
    C. My brother
    Explanation
    The appositive in the sentence is "my brother". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or pronoun in the sentence. In this case, "my brother" renames or identifies Ricky, providing additional information about him.

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  • 10. 

    I went to see Ricky, my brother, last Sunday.The appositive is essential.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The appositive in the sentence is "my brother". An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames or identifies another noun or pronoun in the sentence. In this case, "my brother" renames Ricky. The appositive is not essential because the sentence would still make sense without it: "I went to see Ricky last Sunday." Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 11. 

    Essential appositives/appositive phrases are set-off from the rest of the sentence by commas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Essential appositives/appositive phrases are not set off from the rest of the sentence by commas. Instead, they are necessary for the sentence to make sense and are not surrounded by commas.

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  • 12. 

    I went to see John our pastor after church.This sentence does not need commas for the appositive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence states "I went to see John our pastor after church." The phrase "our pastor" is an appositive that provides additional information about John. In this case, the appositive is essential to the meaning of the sentence and should not be set off by commas. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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