English Grammar Lessons
Appositive Apposition - Glossary of Terms
An appositive is the word(s) which follow a noun to rename it or describe it
in another way. Appositives are usually offset with commas,
My best friend, Lee, caught a whelk when he was fishing for bass.
Dr Pat, the creator of the turnip brew, sold 8 barrels on the first
of "Dr Pat"
(Apposition: "Lee" is in apposition to "My best
friend", and "the creator of the turnip brew" is in
apposition to "Dr Pat".)
Don't leave your shoes there, or my dog,
Ollie, will munch them. [show
me the appositive]|
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