Originally Posted by navi tasanA-Is this sentence correct:
A1-You decided to take Hopkins with you, a rookie.
As long as you mean to say that you were the rookie, then it is correct. If Hopkins were the rookie, you'd have to move the phrase 'a rookie'.
You decided to take Hopkins, a rookie, with you.
B-Isn't this sentence ambiguous:
B1-Hastings was standing next to Sarah, a doctor.
(Normally Sarah would be understood to be the doctor, but I think if "Hastings" is accentuated, then he would be the doctor.) I think it would be better to relocate 'a doctor'if Hastings is the doctor: Hastings, a doctor, was ....