from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being in apposition.
- n. Grammar A word or phrase that is in apposition.
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- n. : a word or phrase that is in apposition.
- adj. of or being in apposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or relating to apposition; in apposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Apposite; applicable.
- In grammar, placed in apposition; standing over against its subject in the construction of the sentence.
- n. In grammar, a word in apposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or being in apposition
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The chilly campers huddled together "by the fire". adjective phrase appositive phrase adverb phrase misplaced modifier
Lights "of many colors" shone on the pool. adverb phrase appositive phrase adjective phrase misplaced modifier
Pronouns, like nouns, are often modified by an "appositive" adjective, that is, an adjective joined loosely without restricting: thus -- _Faint_ and
_dead_ should be treated simply as an "appositive" adjective modifying
But now, this season, after Sunday night's gutsy 20-17 overtime takedown of the 49ers in the NFC Championship game and with this march for a second Super Bowl in five seasons, the masses may finally see Manning as Eli alone, without an appositive shadowing his name.
You see, it's much easier for us to write an article about something if we can sum it up with an appositive phrase: "The tea party, which is a conservative movement"
I continued, “And matching commas around the appositive, after ‘details,’ which you hardly ever see.”
In (3b), though, they could potentially be my friends, listed as an appositive phrase, and the sentence is thus somewhat ambiguous.
In the opening sentence of this piece, the title "The Great Global Warming Swindle" is clearly a restrictive or defining appositive renaming the word documentary.
Because the appositive is restrictive, it should NOT be set off by a comma.