Appositive Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: 7.L.7.1.a

Core Standard

At times you will run into nouns that completely rename a noun that is beside it. This technique is used to add a bit of dramatic effect. These renaming nouns are called appositives. The critical aspect of using appositives in sentences is properly punctuating your sentence. It can often be difficult to determine. If you remember that all nonessential appositives are separated in the sentence by commas. You should be good to go. The can pair in long and short combinations of words. These words can be immensely helpful for readers because they add another element of identification for them. It allows authors to be awfully specific and in some cases that is important. The worksheets below help you to identify and create your own appositives.