"apposition" comes from the Latin words ad + pono (posit-),
and literally means "that which has been put next to" something
teacher, a man of great wisdom, calls the boy."
sample sentence, "a man of great wisdom" sits in apposition to the
word "teacher". The two sentence elements are
interchangeable: the sentence has the same meaning if you read "The
teacher calls the boy" or "A man of great wisdom calls the
boy." Since the appositive word performs the same function as the word
it sits next to, in Latin these words will always be in the same case, which
in this case (ha) is nominative:
vir magnae sapientiae, puerum vocat."
words or phrases are generally blocked off by commas for ease in
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