English grammar

Module 8, Verbals and Phrases, Review:

Appositive and Absolute Phrases

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English grammar
English grammar

Appositives

Directions:
Click on the appositive noun in each sentence. Then click the word it renames to draw an arrow.
1.
I bought a new car, a Mustang.
2.
I forgot my homework, a diorama, in my mother's trunk.
3.
The tiger, a fierce hunter, lives in the jungle.
4.
That dessert, a chocolate cake, will go with any dinner.

Appositive Phrases

Directions:
Click on all the words in each appositive phrase in each sentence.
5.
Lapis lazuli, a stone mined in Afghanistan, was used for blue paint in the Middle Ages and was worth its weight in gold.
6.
All pet hamsters, one of the most common pets for children, are descended from a single female hamster found in 1930.
7.
The Trans-Siberian Express, a train from Moscow to Vladivostok, travels almost 6000 miles in 9 days on every trip.
8.
Capsaicin, the heat in peppers, is neutralized best by milk.

Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Appositives

Directions:
Identify the bold-faced appositive as restrictive or nonrestrictive. Commas have been left out on purpose.
9.
The Newfoundland a large working dog was actually created in Labrador.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
10.
My best friend Jessica is from Australia.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
11.
The beautiful German castle Neuschwanstein looks medieval but was built in the 1800s.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
12.
Henry VIII's wife Catherine Parr was the only one to survive her husband.
restrictive / nonrestrictive

Absolute Phrases

Directions:
Click on all the words in the absolute phrases in the sentences below.
13.
Its howls echoing into the distance, the wolf called to its pack.
14.
Carlos, his car broken down, had to walk to work until he could pay for the repairs.
15.
Her roof damaged by the hurricane, Leslie had buckets all around her living room to catch the drips.
16.
The steak burnt to a crisp, we ended up ordering pizza for dinner.
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