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What is an apposition?



An apposition is a construction consisting of two or more adjacent units that have identical referents.

Examples (English)
  • My friend John
  • This excuse, that you didn’t get the word, is a poor one
  An apposition is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 17


Pei and Gaynor 1954 16


Crystal 1985 20


Mish 1991 97


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 1260, 1300–1301

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