Today we will learn about appositive phrase.
An appositive is a noun, noun phrase, or noun clause that follows another noun to explain or identifiy it.
The noun identifies a person, place, thing, etc. in a sentence.
An appositive gives another name or more information about the noun beside it.
Appositives often begin with the words ‘a’, ‘an’, or ‘the.’
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An appositive phrase consists of an appositive and its modifiers.
The modifier can be a single word, phrase, or clause.
Appositive and appositive phrase are usually punctuated with commas.
The placement of commas when using appositives:
- Before the noun
E.g. “The father of that woman in red, George is standing beside her.”
- After the noun but not at the end of the sentence
E.g. “The staff, a girl with glasses and high heels, is coming to join the meeting.”
- After the noun and at the end of the sentence.