Let me give you an example first to ask my question better:

  • Jack, the guy who met with me, feels happy.

The phrase "the guy who met with me" is coming between commas and describing Jack. We can remove it and still we have a declarative sentence:

  • Jack feels happy.

In English grammar, what's the name of a phrase coming between commas describing the previous term?

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    That is an appositive phrase (not a sentence). Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 4:52
  • Thank you @Jeffery I made a correction with Phrase replacing the sentence. You are correct.
    – Aria
    Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 4:58

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That's called a non-restrictive clause.

  • Thank you @Void, your answer is exactly what I need.
    – Aria
    Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 4:56

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