I'm wondering about this kind of sentence:
- The girl would regularly steamroll the boys, the diva of her class.
The typical rule for appositives is that because they are adjectival they should go right before or after the noun they modify. But I get the sense that they can vaguely and sort of adverbially modify the entire clause, explaining the circumstances of the clause. I feel like the above sentence is correct.
These examples may make it clearer where I get this sense:
The girl would regularly steamroll the boys, diva that she was.
The girl would regularly steamroll the boys, being the diva of her class.
My thought is, obviously the boys are not the diva of her class, so the original sentence should work even without the other stuff. Agree or disagree?