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					Appositives
An appositive explains or identifies a noun
or a pronoun by positioning a noun or a
phrase right next to it.
It is a noun or a pronoun plus all the words
that may modify it, such as preposition-al
phrases.
Serendipity, the quality of making fortunate
discoveries by accident, was on Columbus'
side when he found America.
The journey was so perilous that his flagship,
the Santa Maria, sank.
Columbus was looking for Cathay, a land of
wealth and splen-dor in the orient, when he
discovered America.
The light bulb and the phonograph, discoveries
of Edison, are among humankind's most
marvelous achievements.
A couple of forgotten virtues, patriotism
and the love of family, are being
rediscovered by Americans.
A couple of forgotten virtues - patriotism
and the love of family - are being
rediscovered by Americans.
Americans are rediscovering a couple of
forgotten virtues: patriotism and the love of
family.
               Practice
Lisa painted each fingernail a different
color.
Lisa is the class clown.
Charles Fourier lost all his inheritance in
the French Revolution.
His inheritance was 250,000 francs.
The French Revolution was a struggle
against the ruling class from 1789 to 1799.

				
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