#21: Appositives

Teach Appositives

Main Idea

Teaches ESL students a specific kind of sentence that works well in all kinds of writing. It looks like a grammar lesson, but really this lesson shows ESL students how to improve their English writing style.

What is an appositive?

An appositive is a noun, or noun phrase, that gives the reader extra information about a nearby noun. An appositive resembles a relative clause – but there are no words like ‘which, who or that’ at the beginning of the clause.

For example: Benny, my first dog, loved to chase birds. (The appositive is my first dog.)

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