Apposition in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Apposition

(grammar) A construction in which one noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both of them having the same syntactic function in the sentence. | The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases. | The quality of being side-by-side, apposed instead of being opposed, not being front-to-front but next to each other.

Short Example Sentences for Apposition

  • 1. Between words or phrases in apposition to each other. 🔊
  • 2. Nouns and Pronouns in apposition have like cases and numbers. 🔊

How to use Apposition in Sentences?

  • 1. The comma is omitted when such an apposition is used as a single phrase or a compound name. 🔊
  • 2. Quotations grammatically in apposition or the direct objects of verbs are preceded by a comma and enclosed in quotation marks. 🔊