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Which sentence uses an essential appositive?

a. Today, if you are willing, we will spend time working in the garden.

b. After dinner, we had chocolate tarts, my mother’s specialty.

c. The elementary school Munhall has many bright, young teachers.

d. The tree, the one with the crooked branches, will be cut down tomorrow.

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Answer: c. The elementary school Munhall has many bright, young teachers.

An essential appositive is a phrase or short description placed before a noun or pronoun, as an explanation. It is an important part of a sentence since the sentence will have a different meaning than it originally would, and so it does not need to carry a comma.

Options A, B, and D all have elements that can be done away with and carry commas in the indicative positions, so they are wrong.

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