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We had two departments, the Department of English and the Department of Mathematics.

In this sentence, I can't decide the usage of comma is "appositive" or not. I don't think it is not appositive structure as it says only the lists,not the quality.

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    It looks like a supplementary appositive construction to me. – BillJ Aug 20 '17 at 6:40
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Aye, it is. The Department of English and the Department of Mathematics. refers back to the two departments adding value to the sentence. It's not just listing the departments, it's also telling you the names which is a valuable info.

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