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Connecting using appositive phrases

Sometimes when you’re talking about something, you need to give further information about that thing. You can achieve this using an appositive phrase:

Connecting using appositive phrases

What this type of phrase does is talk about something which has already appeared in the sentence in a different way. For instance, this subject first establishes the subject as the ‘battleship Missouri’. Then the appositive phrase talks about the subject in a different way, almost renaming the subject, if you’d like to think about it that way. Usually, you can quite easily ditch the subject and make the appositive phrase become the subject of the sentence, like this:

One of the largest of all time now resides in Pearl Harbour.

So the appositive phrase renames a noun or noun phrase from earlier in the sentence.