Appositive Phrases

An appositive is a noun or pronoun that renames another noun or pronoun. Appositives are placed directly after the noun or pronoun they identify.

Appositive Phrases

Appositive phrases are nouns or pronouns with modifiers. They provide additional information and description to the sentence. As with solitary appositives, appositive phrases are placed near the noun or pronoun they describe. For example:

As with appositives, appositive phrases come in two varieties: essential and nonessential. Don’t set off essential appositives with commas, but be sure to set off nonessential appositives with commas.


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