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Apposition meaning

apposition - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of placing together or against; state of being so placed; the placing two nouns referring to the same subject, in the same case.

apposition - examples of usage

  1. Cases of doubtful number, wherein two substantives precede a verb, and wherein it is uncertain whether the verb should be singular or plural, are decided by determining whether the substantives be in apposition or the contrary. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  2. There is neither apposition nor government; him and them, being neither related to my and thy, so as to be governed, nor yet to he and they, so as to form an apposition. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  3. Rule 2.- All words in apposition with a word so connected must be nominative. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
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