|Posted: 26 October 2007 at 10:51am | IP Logged
We can fix that...
When I say my friend-- I am being very general-- friend is the noun (and my is the pronoun)...
But when I say my friend, David-- I am being a little more specific-- friend and David are both nouns.. however, David is basically describing My "friend"-- This makes friend the noun and David the appositive.
An appositive phrase usually follows the word it explains or identifies, but it may also precede it.
The first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, Delware is rich in history.
The first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution is actually describing Delware...
This make Delware the noun and 'the first state to ratify' the appositive.
Hope this helps..