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    prentheses vs. appositive phrase

    It was a cheery ending to a peculiar story, one that sent those watching it unfold on television through emotions from horror and mystification to relief.
    Dear teachers,

    I am trying to know whether the chunk in red is a parentheses, a appositive phrase or something else. Looking forward to your help. Thanks.


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    Re: prentheses vs. appositive phrase

    I am looking forward to teacher's help.
    Thanks.

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    Re: prentheses vs. appositive phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I am trying to know whether the chunk in red is a parentheses, a appositive phrase or something else. Looking forward to your help. Thanks.


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    Appositives are parenthetical.

    If the portion in red, below, were in apposition, then it could be used to replace the noun phrase a peculiar story--but it can't as seen in 2.


    1. It was a cheery ending to a peculiar story, one that sent those watching it unfold on television through emotions from horror and mystification to relief.
    2. It was a cheery ending to one that sent those watching it unfold on television through emotions from horror and mystification to relief.
    The portion in red doesn't rename the noun story, it modifies it:
    ... a story, one that ...
    ... a story, a story that ...

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    Re: prentheses vs. appositive phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    The portion in red doesn't rename the noun story, it modifies it:
    ... a story, one that ...
    ... a story, a story that ...
    Thank you, I think I got it. But I have one more question, could you please tell me whether "one" is a complement in this structure.


    Thank you.

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    Re: prentheses vs. appositive phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    Thank you, I think I got it. But I have one more question, could you please tell me whether "one" is a complement in this structure.


    Thank you.
    It's a pronoun in that context. It refers back to the noun story.

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    Re: prentheses vs. appositive phrase

    Thank you, I got it.

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