Posted by Ayana on Monday, September 7, 2009 at 2:57pm.
My mom & I are having trouble with appositives & predicate nominatives which function as nouns. We would like a definition or description of how to recognize them. Thanks!
- English Grammar - GuruBlue, Monday, September 7, 2009 at 3:04pm
Here are two sites that are excellent explanations:
The easiest explanation is this example.
My brother, Tom, is a pest. <G>
Tom is the noun following the subject brother that identifies "brother". Pest is a noun after the "being verb" is... which is identical to brother.
A predicate noun is always after a LINKING VERB.
An appositive is always right after the noun that it identifies.
- English Grammar - bobpursley, Monday, September 7, 2009 at 3:04pm
- English Grammar - Ms. Sue, Monday, September 7, 2009 at 3:08pm
Study these sites.
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