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Microsoft PowerPoint - Appositive & Infinitive Phrases

Microsoft PowerPoint - Appositive & Infinitive Phrases

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 A 
PPOSITIVE
&
INFINITIVE
P
HRASES
Mrs. GrahamOctober 2007
 
 A 
PPOSITIVES
 Appositive: a noun orpronoun that is placednext to another nounor pronoun to identifyit or give more
 Appositive Phrases:an appositive plus anywords that modify theappositive
Ex: He is saving
Notice thatappositivephrases cancontainprepositionalphrases.
Ex: Ethan’s friend
Julie
also works at thebookstore.
(Theappositive
Julie
isessential becauseEthan has morethan one friend.)
 Bogota,
the capitol of Columbia.
(Theappositive phraseidentifies Bogota.)
 
I
NFINITIVES
Infinitive: a verb formthat is usuallypreceded by the word
to
and is used as anoun an adective or
Infinitive Phrase: aninfinitive plus any of its complements andmodifiers.
Ex: We stoed
to
an adverb.
Ex:
To stand
can becomfortable.
Ex: Infants first learn
to crawl
.
Ex: His goal is
to graduate.
 
look at the beautifulscenery.
Ex:
To be a good friend
is my goal.
 Again, notice that infinitivephrases can ALSO containprepositional phrases!

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