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adding a comma before a description phrase

Do I need to add comma, semicolon or a period here? "There are nasty scars, livid devilish kisses on her snowy innocent arms**,**the marks of injection." What is the linguistic term for "the ...
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her experience growing up in Canada

Encouraged by her teacher, Vanessa decided to enter the short story contest with a story about her experience growing up in Canada. Are "her experience" and "growing up in Canada" in apposition? Is "...
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Apposition at the end of sentence

I think in the following sentence I used apposition at the end of sentence, I would like to know is it a correct way to introduce an apposition? If this rule be applied on the elements of the page,...
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We America… and not We Americans -what is this special use?

I was reading articles on the New York Times and found this. None of this means we, America, just have to do what the world wants, but we do have to take it seriously, and we do have to be good ...
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Is it ellipsis or appositive?

"Hassan speaks Cantonese, not Mandarin." I don't know how "not Mandarin." is working here. Is it a parenthetical element? I think ellipsis may occur after comma, but I am not sure. Are there any ...
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Simplified text of Mark Twain: Should there be such a comma in this sentence?

The sentences below are from a simplified text of the short story "Luck" by Mark Twain. And I've found two different versions of the simplified text on Google, with or without a comma: Version 1:...
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help me make sense of the following sentence

Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/know-bad-russia-start-hoarding-063454177.html The ruble has sunk 19 percent this month to 61 per dollar even after posting a 10 percent rebound on Wednesday ...
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Can a gerund phrase serve as an appositive?

I had problems starting the car this morning. I had no difficulty passing the exam. I had no trouble finding a place to live. We all had a good time dancing last night. The children have a lot ...

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