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]Related Links :Absolute PhrasesAppositive PhrasesGerund PhrasesInfinitive PhrasesNoun PhrasesParticipial PhrasesPrepositional Phrases
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]