Choose the appositive or appositive phrase in the sentence. If the sentence has no appositive or appositive phrase, choose none. "Some of them say that Nelson, who is himself a sculptor, made a...

Choose the appositive or appositive phrase in the sentence. If the sentence has no appositive or appositive phrase, choose none.

"Some of them say that Nelson, who is himself a sculptor, made a bad choice this time."

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This sentence has a relative clause and not an appositive.  A relative clause will have a subject and verb, begin with a relative pronoun like who, whom, whose, or which and is considered an adjective clause that answers a question.  In the sentence, “who” is the subject, “is” is the verb, and the clause answers the question, “which one.” 

An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that modifies or gives more information about a noun and usually comes after a noun in the sentence. 

If this sentence said, “Some of them say that Nelson, a sculptor, made a bad choice this time”, you would have a sentence with an appositive.   Notice that there isn’t a subject or a verb in an appositive. 

Here are some other examples of appositives:

Miss Smith, my first grade teacher, was very influential.

Lady Gaga, a famous singer, is having a concert in town today.