Noun and Pronoun in Apposition with One Another






Noun and Pronoun in Apposition with One Another :


A Noun or a Pronoun, put in Apposition with another, agrees with it in Case.

A word is said to be in apposition with another when it is used to explain or identify the other.

Smith, the bookseller, died yesterday.

When it is repeated for the sake of emphasis….

Cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

The words in apposition may be in any case - nominative, possessive or objective.

A noun may be put in apposition with a whole sentence.

He promptly acceded to my request - an act which redounds greatly to his honor.

ACT is here nominative in apposition with the whole of the preceding sentence.

One of the most frequent instances of apposition is where the proper noun of an object is appended to its common name - The river Delaware.

The phrases THEY LOVE ONE ANOTHER and THEY LOVE EACH OTHER afford instances of apposition that very frequently occur.

In the first of these examples, ONE is in the nominative and is in apposition with THEY and ANOTHER is in the objective governed by LOVE. The meaning is….One loves another.







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