is a noun or pronoun (often with modifiers) that is placed
beside another noun or pronoun to explain or identify it. Essentially, an
appositive is an additional word or group of words used to tell more about
who (or what) that noun or pronoun is. No verb appears in an appositive
In each sentence below, the appositive phrase is underlined, and the apposi-
Michelle Rogers, the lifeguard at Smith’s Beach, made three saves
‘‘The Ugly Duckling,’’ Hans Christian Andersen’s story, has entertained
many children over the years.
My daughter’s car, a Toyota, has certainly served her well.
The Little Red Deli, our neighborhood store, is more than seventy-five
Eleven, Joe’s house number, is also his uniform’s number.
The cheetah, the fastest land animal, sprinted across the plains.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the famous author, won many writing
Start the New Year Fresh
Try something new with your appearance
I dont know about you, but Im inclined to stick with something when I know it works. And then keep doing it for a million years, well past its expiration date. These days that means wearing my hair down, NYX liquid eyeliner in Glam Golden, Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Old Navy Rockstar jeans in ridiculous colors and a pair of weird black boots I found at an antique store on my birthday.