Chapter 14-2:  Apposition

Grammar > Miscellaneous > Apposition

When two words, clauses, or phrases stand close together and share the same part of the sentence, they are in apposition and are called appositives

In fact, an appositive is very much like a subject complement, only without the linking verb:

subject complement

My brother is a research associate.


My brother the research associate works at a large polling firm.

subject complement

Jean became a magistrate.


I have never met Jean the magistrate.

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