The appositional construction seems to require such a form of government; but the form is only apparent.
Similarly, when the object is a noun, it really follows the infinitive as an appositional genitive.
If the object is not a pronoun, it follows the infinitive without change of initial, after the manner of an appositional genitive.
(a) Pick out the possessive nouns, and tell whether each is appositional, objective, or subjective.
The appositional construction is, in reality, a matter of concord rather than of gender.
"application" (of one thing to another), mid-15c., originally in grammatical sense, from Latin appositionem (nominative appositio), noun of action from past participle stem of apponere "to put to" (see apposite). General sense is from 1540s.
apposition ap·po·si·tion (āp'ə-zĭsh'ən)
The putting in contact of two parts or substances.
The condition of being placed or fitted together.
The growth of successive layers of a cell wall.