is a noun or pronoun (often with modifiers) that is placed
beside another noun or pronoun to explain or identify it. Essentially, an
appositive is an additional word or group of words used to tell more about
who (or what) that noun or pronoun is. No verb appears in an appositive
In each sentence below, the appositive phrase is underlined, and the apposi-
Michelle Rogers, the lifeguard at Smith’s Beach, made three saves
‘‘The Ugly Duckling,’’ Hans Christian Andersen’s story, has entertained
many children over the years.
My daughter’s car, a Toyota, has certainly served her well.
The Little Red Deli, our neighborhood store, is more than seventy-five
Eleven, Joe’s house number, is also his uniform’s number.
The cheetah, the fastest land animal, sprinted across the plains.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the famous author, won many writing
Benefits of Cumin
Roasted and crushed cumin seeds
Dry roast the cumin seeds in a hot non stick pan till it releases aroma. Cool down slightly, place them in a clean dry plastic sheet and crush the seeds using rolling pin into a coarse powder. Always store in an dry, air tight container. Roasted and crushed cumin seeds are used as seasoning and also added to buttermilk, salads, raitas etc.