An appositive is a noun, noun phrase, or noun clause which follows a noun or pronoun and renames or describes the noun or pronoun. A simple appositive is an epithet like Alexander the Great. Appositives are often set off by commas.

Example: We visited the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(The underlined portion is the appositive.)

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