a: Appositive clause ~
b: a linking verb
What: "An appositive clause does not include the noun that it attaches to; the appositive clause is like a linking verb--or an equal sign: the idea = students can become independent learners. The connector that just connects the clause to the noun without playing any internal role in the clause."
Writer: Pat Byrd
Date: Oct 9 2013 1:09 PM
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