English Grammar Appositives
Learn English Appositives Grammar

Grammar Level 6- Lesson Twenty Four

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Appositives in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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An appositive renames a noun in a sentence. There should be a comma before and after the appositive:

Our teacher, Tom, made this lesson.
This guitar, a Gibson, was made in China.
Mayor Tom, an opponent of the construction project, asked the city council to find alternatives.

Appositives are not suitable for every situation. They’re very common in newspaper articles, TV broadcasts, and formal writing, but appositives are not as common in conversational English. It depends on who you talk to.


In this exercise, you can practice writing appositives into sentences:

Example: Our favorite band is playing tonight. (add “The Mice”)

Our favorite band, The Mice, is playing tonight.


1. My neighbor died last week. (add “Joe Rollins”)


2. The car was found by the side of the road. (add “a 2012 Chevy Malibu”)


3. The man over there is the principal of the school. (add “Dr. Stevens.)


4. They planted their entire garden with Rose. (add “also known as Hollyhocks.”)



1. My neighbor, Joe Rollins, died last week.

2. The car, a 2012 Chevy Malibu, was found by the side of the road.

3. The man over there, Dr. Stevens, is the principal of the school.

4. The planted their entire garden with Rose, also known as Hollyhocks.


Quiz for Appositives

Now that you learned your new lesson, it is time to go to the Appositives page and finish your quiz. While working on your quiz, you can always go back to its lesson to refresh your memory.

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