Appositives – Example 11

Breakdown of example 11 as described in account.
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Breakdown of account 11 as described.
Example 11 – “Hrothgar” is a noun functioning as the subject of “is besieged.” “warrior” is a noun functioning as an appositive to “Hrothgar.” “old” is an adjective modifying “warrior.” “is besieged” is a verb (passive voice) functioning as the core of the predicate. “by” is a preposition linking its object to the rest of the sentence. “Grendel” is a noun functioning a the object of the preposition. “by Grendel” is a prepositional phrase functioning as an adverb modifying “is besieged.”