Appositive Phrases

By: William Campbell II

What is an Appositive Phrase?

An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. The appositive can be a short or long combination of words.

How does am appositive phrase work?

An appositive phrase has a noun and then something that further explains it beside it. It further explains the noun before further describing it helping you create a better image.

What does it look like?

The insect,a cockroach , is crawling across the kitchen table.

Clifford, the big red dog, was larger than the house!

The man, the one with the beard, looked suspicious.

The animal,the one that killed a goat, is running wild.

The fire, a crackling heat, lit the dim room.