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Engaging Grammar Game: Appositive Match-Up


Engaging Grammar Game: Appositive Match-Up

Engaging Grammar Game: Appositive Match-Up

Learning grammar can be a daunting task for many students. However, it is a crucial skill to develop for effective communication. One of the grammar concepts that students often struggle with is appositives. An appositive is a noun or pronoun that is placed beside another noun or pronoun to identify or describe it. To make learning about appositives more engaging, teachers can incorporate fun and interactive games into their lessons. One such game is Appositive Match-Up, where students match sentences with their corresponding appositives. This game not only reinforces the concept of appositives but also encourages teamwork and critical thinking. In this blog post, we will explore how to play Appositive Match-Up and how it can be a valuable addition to your grammar lessons.

Grammar Game: Appositive Match-Up


To reinforce the concept of appositives and their use in sentences.


Index cards, pens/pencils


  • Divide the class into small groups of 3-4 students.
  • Give each group a set of index cards and a pen/pencil.
  • On one set of index cards, write a sentence that includes an appositive. On a separate set of index cards, write the appositive that corresponds with each sentence.
  • Shuffle the cards and distribute them evenly among the groups.
  • Instruct the groups to match each sentence with its corresponding appositive.
  • The group that finishes first with all correct matches wins the game.
  • As a follow-up activity, have each group create their own set of appositive sentences and exchange them with another group to play the game again.

Example sentences and appositives:

  • Sentence: My sister, a talented artist, painted a beautiful portrait.
    Appositive: a talented artist

  • Sentence: The new teacher, Mrs. Johnson, is from Chicago.
    Appositive: Mrs. Johnson

  • Sentence: The team captain, Juan, scored the winning goal.
    Appositive: Juan

  • Sentence: Our class, a group of intelligent students, won the science fair.
    Appositive: a group of intelligent students

Example Sentences and Appositives
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