Character 10
Hyphenation ap pos i tive
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Appositive"

What do we mean by appositive?

Of, relating to, or being in apposition. adjective

A word or phrase that is in apposition. noun

Apposite; applicable.

In grammar, placed in apposition; standing over against its subject in the construction of the sentence.

In grammar, a word in apposition. noun

Of or relating to apposition; in apposition. adjective

: a word or phrase that is in apposition. noun

Of or being in apposition. adjective

Relating to or being in apposition adjective

(grammar) a word or phrase that is in apposition

Creatures who inhabit the dense forests of North America and High School literature books, in search of lazy students and grammtical errors. Though, they carry out their grim duties will a smile on their face. Always. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Appositive

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The word "appositive" in example sentences

The chilly campers huddled together "by the fire". adjective phrase appositive phrase adverb phrase misplaced modifier ❋ Unknown (2010)

Lights "of many colors" shone on the pool. adverb phrase appositive phrase adjective phrase misplaced modifier ❋ Unknown (2010)

Pronouns, like nouns, are often modified by an "appositive" adjective, that is, an adjective joined loosely without restricting: thus -- _Faint_ and ❋ Brainerd Kellogg (N/A)

_dead_ should be treated simply as an "appositive" adjective modifying ❋ Brainerd Kellogg (N/A)

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. ❋ Aditi Kinkhabwala (2012)

I continued, “And matching commas around the appositive, after ‘details,’ which you hardly ever see.” ❋ Jeffery Deaver (2010)

In (3b), though, they could potentially be my friends, listed as an appositive phrase, and the sentence is thus somewhat ambiguous. ❋ Unknown (2008)

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" ❋ Politerati (2010)

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. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Because the appositive is restrictive, it should NOT be set off by a comma. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The only "syntactical Stromboli" in Aciman's article is created not by the good grammarian Scott Moncrieff, but by Aciman himself, who, evidently puzzled by Scott Moncrieff's reformulated appositive, "improves" the version with hopelessly muddled direct and indirect objects: ❋ Davis, Lydia (2006)

Another case of inconsequential appositive, as was pointed out here some time ago. ❋ Unknown (2005)

But what of a triple appositive like fallout survival shelter? ❋ Miller, Walter M. (1959)

The Genitive sometimes has the force of an appositive; as, -- nōmen rēgis, _the name of king_; poena mortis, _the penalty of death_; ars scrībendī, _the art of writing_. ❋ Charles E. Bennett (N/A)

As predicate or appositive after expressions like jūs est, mōs est, cōnsuētūdō est; also after neuter pronouns, hōc, illud, etc. ❋ Charles E. Bennett (N/A)

Tarquiniī māterna patria erat, _Tarquinii was his native country on his mother's side_; nōn omnis error stultitia est dīcenda, _not every error is to be called folly_.a. Less frequently the verb agrees with an appositive; as, -- ❋ Charles E. Bennett (N/A)

I was nearly [slain] by a rabid appositive, but Mr. [Voltaire] beat it with a club before it's sharp-fanged smile tore me to [shreads]. I'll definitely complete my homework from now on! ❋ Eibba (2005)

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