Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fun with Appositives

We had a teacher demonstration today, where we were given a photo and a sentence. We then had to add in an appositive to the sentence. Here are 2 of mine: (photos aren't the exact ones used in the presentation.)

The crane, a dormant beast with rusting corrugated scales and teeth of glass shards, sat in the abandoned rail yard. 


The climber scaled the wall, a vertical wedge of ice framed with a mass of frozen hair

Did I mention how much I love this conference, yet? Well, the secret's out.
I heart CUWP.

2 comments:

  1. I'm only not judging you for posting about sentences because I love you. I'm tired, so I can't think of an appositive to put into this comment.

    But besides me being in love with you (and your gams), I am happy to get the lesson on appositives because I didn't really know what they are. Now, I will be able to spot them everywhere.

    Thanks, Teach.

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  2. I am so pleased! Jon, the guy who gave the demonstration lesson, will be happy to know that he did some grammar good today. (PS. The stuff set off by my commas there was an appositive. Appositives begin with an article (a, an, or the) and are set off with 1 or 2 commas depending on the position of the appositive in the sentence.)

    Allow me to write in an appositive for you, friend!

    You said, (appositive added in caps):
    "But besides me being in love with you (and your gams, THE EPITOME OF SCULPTED PERFECTION), I am happy to get the lesson on appositives because I didn't really know what they are."

    It just seemed fitting. Like I was reading your mind, an instrument of unparalleled brilliance. (see what I did there?!)

    Whatdya think of the blog post before this one?

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