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Article before nouns in the appositive phrase?

Here are two examples: Nobody creates post-apocalyptic flicks better than George Miller, the director of Mad Max series. Is the necessary before director, and can it be omitted? The business was ...
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Appositives in the sentence

Where is the appositive in this sentence? Each bottle had its own tight seal cork and wire.
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Can we use appositives before the subject?

1) Good vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, sense of style--all are basic writing skills. 2) Basic writing skills--good vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, sense of style-- can be learned by almost ...
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Clarifying phrases that could be apposition

I have a question around apposition, and would like to ensure I’m not overlooking anything. I’m editing an article where there are multiple instances of phrases that I would usually cordon off with a ...
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Using commas to offset appositives

I know that commas are necessary in this situation: "John Kerry, a Democratic candidate, made a speech today." However, they don't seem necessary here: "The kid, who owns toy cars, is nice." Am I ...
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Identifying Appositives and Nouns in Apposition

I am having some trouble discerning appositives from their nouns in apposition. Consider an example from the Wikipedia article on appositives, "My friend Alice Smith likes jelly beans." "My friend" ...
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Placing an Appositive

Consider the following two sentences: Identified a subtle flaw in a sampling method, more specifically an effect of solids on the sample volume, thereby preventing false claims and saving other’...
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Do you put a comma at the end of a quote if it's the end of an appositive and the quote has ending punctuation?

For example: The man tried to act dignified and proclaimed his name, "Michael!", to the heavens, but his voice cracked in the middle of speaking. Is the comma after Michael proper?
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A question about appositive clause

"OsPK1 homologous to ETR1, an ethylene receptor that is an essential component in ET signal transduction pathway, were up-expressed in Drought 6h" In this sentence, “an ethylene receptor that is... ”...
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When to use “that clause” or “preposition + which clause”

(1) He expressed a hope that you would soon be well again. In the sentence (1), "that" is correct, and "that you would soon be well again" is a noun clause in apposition. (2) This problem leads to ...
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Participle phrase at the end of the sentence

When participle phrase comes at the end of the sentence, it usually modifies the subject. 1 He smiled nervously with a chocolate in his hands, thinking that the end has come. Here, participle ...