The apposition is a word or word team that gives additional information about a noun or pronoun in a sentence. Here’s an example:
Mr. Perry, a university professor, will be talking to us about wildlife conservation.
The words “a university professor” are said to be in apposition to the subject “Mr. Perry”.
A word team in apposition to a noun or pronoun is called an “apposition”.
You mark off an apposition with commas.
Here are some more examples:
Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America, was once a British Colony.
English, spoken by a small fraction of the earth’s population, is the language of trade and commerce internationally.
Sugar production, a dying industry, attracted humans like ants to Guyana only a few centuries ago.
The United States of America, the world’s most powerful nation, speaks English as its official language.
The United States, a former British Colony, gained independence from Britain in 1776.
The Revolutionary War, waged against Britain, was a very costly and bloody war.
Brazil, the largest country in South America, is a booming economic giant.
Venezuela, a communist nation, is in economic ruins despite its unparalleled oil wealth.
French Guiana, a country in South America, is still shaded by the French flag.
French, the language of only a few countries, is reputed to be the language of love.
Canada, the largest country in North America, never severed ties with the British Crown.
Jules Verne, a French author, wrote the classic novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas”.
Patrick Carpen, the author of this website, is a famous Guyanese author.