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
What to Eat in Tamil Nadu
The Kachchi Biriani
This famous dish is now the mainstay of a wedding in a wealthy family in Dhaka. It is cooked with parboiled rice cooked with layers of raw kacchi mutton pieces, quite distinct from the West Bengal variety, which uses basmati rice and pakki (precooked) mutton pieces . When on dum, i.e., steamed in a sealed pot over slow wood fire [gas fire, or electric cooker will not do] both rice and mutton will cook perfectly. Special spices including very expensive saffron is used by the famous chefs of this special dish.