Appositives And Comma Usage

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Appositives And Comma Usage

Read each sentence. Select the appositive (noun phrase that tells extra information about the noun).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The beast, a lion with a large mane, was showing interest in our party. Which part of the sentence is the appositive?  Select the best choice below.
    • A. 

      The beast

    • B. 

      Was showing interest in our party.

    • C. 

      A lion with a large mane

    • D. 

      A lion

  • 2. 
    My teacher, Mr. Davis, needs to collect our work. Which part of the sentence is the appositive?  Select the best choice below.
    • A. 

      Mr. Davis

    • B. 

      Needs to collect our work.

    • C. 

      Our work

    • D. 

      My teacher

  • 3. 
    Frannie, my sister-in-law, organized the party. Which part of the sentence is the appositive?  Select the best choice below.
    • A. 

      Organized the party.

    • B. 

      Frannie

    • C. 

      My sister-in-law 

    • D. 

      The party

  • 4. 
    The yellow house belongs to my brother, John. Which part of the sentence is the appositive?  Select the best choice below.
    • A. 

      John.

    • B. 

      The yellow house

    • C. 

      Belongs

    • D. 

      Belongs to my brother 

  • 5. 
    The car, a sporty convertible with bucket seats, is the envy of my friends. Which part of the sentence is the appositive?  Select the best choice below.
    • A. 

      Is the envy

    • B. 

      The car

    • C. 

      Is the envy of my friends.

    • D. 

      A sporty convertible with bucket seats

  • 6. 
    Bill my childhood friend is moving soon. Select the appositive phrase that should be offset by two commas in the above sentence. 
    • A. 

      My childhood friend

    • B. 

      Bill

    • C. 

      My childhood

    • D. 

      Is moving soon.

  • 7. 
    The surgeon an expert in heart issues took us on a hospital tour. Select the appositive phrase that should be offset by two commas in the above sentence. 
    • A. 

      Took us on a hospital tour.

    • B. 

      The surgeon

    • C. 

      An expert

    • D. 

      An expert in heart issues

  • 8. 
    My aunt’s cat Jerry likes to sleep in the chair. Select the appositive phrase that should be offset by two commas in the above sentence. 
    • A. 

      Jerry

    • B. 

      My aunt’s

    • C. 

      My aunt’s cat

    • D. 

      Likes to sleep in the chair.

  • 9. 
    Football the greatest sport ever invented is played during the fall months. Select the appositive phrase that should be offset by two commas in the above sentence. 
    • A. 

      During the fall months.

    • B. 

      The greatest sport ever invented

    • C. 

      The greatest sport

    • D. 

      Football

  • 10. 
    Sarah the girl with the brown hair is my best friend. Select the appositive phrase that should be offset by two commas in the above sentence. 
    • A. 

      The girl with the brown hair

    • B. 

      Is my best friend.

    • C. 

      Friend

    • D. 

      Sarah

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