Appositives & Appositive Phrases: Definition & Examples


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Which sentence has an appositive?

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1. What does an appositive usually rename?

2. Which sentence has an appositive that is restrictive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An appositive is a phrase, usually a noun phrase, that renames another phrase or noun, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the correct use and punctuation of appositive phrases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The use of appositives
  • Types of appositives
  • Punctuating appositives

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on appositives and appositive phrases
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as restrictive and non-restrictive appositives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding appositives
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about appositive phrases

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use, punctuation, and types of appositives, review the accompanying lesson titled Appositives & Appositive Phrases - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of appositives
  • Understand how appositives are used in speech and writing
  • Know how to properly punctuate an appositive phrase