Exercise 1 – Noun Phrase Appositives – Sentence Combining
Combine the following sentences using NPAs.
Example: I want to take the painting to the museum for donation. The painting is a Van Gogh.
CORRECT: I want to take the painting, a Van Gogh, to the museum for donation.
- The lunch was cheap, served cold, and brought an hour late. The lunch was a bowl of soup.
- Maxwell’s car topped fifty miles per hour—but barely. His car was a sleek Corvair.
- The student body voted “no” on the resolution even though it would have benefited them explicitly. The student body is a confused group of adults whose only interest in common was the college’s location.
- The pilot was stranded for twelve hours inside of his jet. The pilot was a former Air Force mechanic. His jet was a Cessna Skylane.
- I want to speak on the important subjects. The important subjects are philosophy, linguistics and chemistry.
- After six long years Alec finally achieved his lifelong goal. The goal was a scholarship to a good college.
- Even though you’re willing to forfeit the prize, I think you should wait a week or two—until you know you won’t need the money. The prize would be my salary for a whole year.
- The bear came to our tent, peeked in, and went on his merry way. The bear was a sleepy grizzly.
- Camped around the fire, each of us stared at the night sky. The fire was a glowing source of warmth. The night sky was a bowl full of sparkling stars.
- Mrs. Peterson warned us that we would have only one more day to hand in the assignment. Mrs. Peterson is my least favorite teacher.