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.

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The Appositive (from Grammar Bytes)

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