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9 Aug 2015 — Daughters

 

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Two pet rats

"Do you have pet rats? "

"On and off. Right now I have two pets that are my daughters Maggie and Helen."

(from "Rats on the Job" Science Friday on NPR)

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Right now I have two pets that are my daughters Maggie and Helen.

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Right now I have two pets that are my daughters' Maggie and Helen.

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Right now I have two pets that belong to my daughters, Maggie and Helen.

¹An appositive is an inserted comment after a noun that expresses another name for the noun. A comma separates the comment. (My brother, Bill, drives a classic car.)

homophones (N) – words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings.

"WT and TK rat photo" by Jason Snyder is licensed under license CC by 2.0

"Rats on the Job." Science Friday. 7 Aug 2015. Web. 9 Aug. 2015. <weblink> [quote at 10:30/11:44]