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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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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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Is this phrase an appositive?

I am really confused about this below sentence. I don't know whether it is appositive or not. If it is not an appositive then can i use comma before and after it? I as a student should always try ...
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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 ...
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Appositive without a noun?

Is the following grammatical? If so, what would you call the phrase after the comma? It sounds somewhat like an appositive but there's no (explicit) noun to which it refers. Bill might assume his ...
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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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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’...