appositive or nonrestrictive clause
hello, is an appositive the same as a nonrestrictive clause?
An appositive can function as a nonrestrictive and restrictive phrase. If you revisit the first example above:
"The plumber, Frank, arrived late."
It could also go like this because it is nonessential/nonrestrictive; it doesn't hinder the meaning:
The plumber arrived late.
However, restrictive forms of appositives are different:
The Pope John Paul is an amazing dancer.
Also here's a supplement from one of my grammar books:
"Nonrestrictive clauses or phrases and nonrestrictive appositives are set off by commas. Restrictive elements are not."
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