Apposition in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Apposition

a grammatical relation between an adjective and the noun behind it

Examples of Apposition in a sentence

In the movie title, “My Fair Lady”, my fair is in apposition to the word lady.  🔊

In the phrase “Our dog Millie”, the teacher explained that the phrase ‘our dog’ is in apposition to the noun Millie.  🔊

When positioned beside one another, the words “red scooter” are in apposition to one another.  🔊

The student was confused about the grammatical concept, but new apposition had to do with the placement of adjectives and nouns that follow.  🔊

The sentence after the colon is in apposition to the one before the colon.  🔊

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