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In English grammar, a resumptive modifier is a modifier that repeats a key word (usually at or near the end of a main clause) and then adds informative or descriptive details related to that word.

The computer, sleek and white, was not working - a computer from Apple no less.

How would   I make the following sentence: 

“A sentence with a single complex appositive. (This is the complex part: The subordinate clause nested within your appositive must have a triple predicate with each predicate consisting of a transitive verb, a direct object, and either participial or infinitive phrases) (hint: your phrases could be the direct objects).” 

Can someone help me create this sentence and explain it as well. :) 

How would  make the following sentence:

“A sentence with two appositives for the same name. Make each appositive complex (each appositive must contain a subordinate clause)”

"I like to watch romantic movies but my best friend Jane likes horror movies, movies that make her jump are her favourite because she finds them funny."

So let's start with the construction of a compund-complex sentence. A compound, complex sentence must contain at least 2 independent clauses (clauses that make sense on their own) and at least 1 dependent clause (a clause that doesn't make sense on its own). In the example sentence we have 3 independent clauses and 1 dependent clause:

"I like to watch romantic movies but my best friend Jane likes horror movies, movies that make her jump are her favourite because she finds them funny."

The clauses in bold are independent clauses because they make sense individually.

The underlined clause is dependent becuase it doesn't make sense without the rest of the sentence.

Next, an appositive phrase is a noun or noun phrase that re-names a noun/ noun-phrase just before it to give it more detail. In the example sentence the appositive phrase is "my best friend Jane" because the proper noun, "Jane" is re-naming the noun-phrase "my best friend". This gives us more detail about the best friend because we now know her name.
Finally, a resumptive modifier picks up a work or phrase from a sentence that seems finished and repeats it in order to extend the sentence and give it more detail. In the example sentence, the resumptive modifier is

"... my best friend Jane likes horror movies, movies that make her jump are her favourite because she finds them funny."

By picking up and repeating 'movies' the use of a resumptive modifier extends the sentence and gives the reader more information about Jane's movie preferences.

I really hope this helps you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best Wishes,

Angharad
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