Appositive Phrases

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Appositive Phrases :

An appositive is a re-naming or amplification of a word that immediately precedes it. (An appositive, then is the opposite of an oppositive.)

Frequently another kind of phrase will serve in apposition.

  • My favorite teacher, a fine chess player in her own right, has won several state-level tournaments. [Noun phrase as appositive]

  • The best exercise, walking briskly, is also the least expensive. [Gerund phrase as appositive]

  • Tashonda's goal in life, to become an occupational therapist, is within her grasp this year, at last. [Infinitive phrase as appositive]

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