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Simplifying Sentences with Appositive Phrases

Appositive phrases can always be cancelled or ignored.

Simplified Sentence Clause Pattern

I watched Gone with the Wind, my favorite movie.

transitive (SVO)

Matthew, my best friend, is funny.

equative (S=C)

Hamlet, a play by William Shakespeare, has five acts.

transitive (SVO)

 

Instructions for the quiz:

Identify the base clause.


equative (S=C)

intransitive (SV)

transitive (SVO)

ditransitive (SVOiOd)

dummy subject (There is / It is)