Definition of appositive in English:
Another term for appositional (see apposition).
- Six lines later, in another divergence from the appositive constructions, ‘seizes upon’ can be associated with ‘because it is an action justifiable by legal precedent.’
- After all, who cares about the appositive colon or out of control apostrophes or the 17 uses of the comma or rambling apostrophes?
- I scribble in it constantly, especially during English, my least favorite subject ever (I mean, really, how can anyone be interested in weird things like appositives)?
Late 17th century: from late Latin appositivus 'subsidiary'.
Definition of appositive in:
- US English dictionary
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