Appositives

Appositives


 

Appositives involve renaming or giving more information about the subject or object, within parentheses or commas. Appositives should come immediately after the nouns they rename.

My wife (Mary) is a doctor.

My wife, Mary, is a doctor.

His brother (who lives in New York) drives a bus.

His brother, who lives in New York, drives a bus.

See also:

The Appositive (from Grammar Bytes)


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