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when should you use commas or dashes to set off an appositive phrase

asked by Cid
  1. http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/appositive.htm

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. An appositive is a small section of extra information which is inserted into a sentence for clarification. Commas are usually used to offset the appositive, but if the appositive contains one or more commas, that would get confusing for the reader. When using an appositive that contains a comma, offset it with dashes, instead.

    posted by Angelina
  3. when it is not essential to understand the question

    posted by Anonymous
  4. B. When it is not essential to understand the sentence.

    posted by Helper

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