How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"appose" is from "aposer" (to set beside), spoken in France during 1250-1500 A.D.
which is from "apponere" (ad-, near + ponere, to put), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
These are appositives:
Mr. Smith, the chairman, is speaking now.
Joe, the one in the lead, will probably win the race.
A word or phrase that clarifies the previous word or phrase and expands meaning. Created to make a statement more clear. Can be setoff with commas, dashes or parentheses.
Examples of how the word is used
|Recognize an appositive when you see one.|
|Appositives can also rename nouns phrases which aren't the subject: We waited in our favorite meeting place, the pub.|