Typically the modifier can be removed without affecting the grammar of the
sentence. For example, in the English sentence This is a red ball, the adjective
red is ...
USAGE – Modifier problems. Misplaced Modifiers. A modifier should be placed
next to the word it describes. Example. Note how the placement of the modifier ...
Misplaced modifiers can make a sentence quite confusing. Reviewing examples
of misplaced modifiers can help identify this common modifier error.
In this lesson, we will explore the role of the modifier in the English language.
You will learn how boring sentences would be without modifiers such as
A word, phrase, or clause that functions as an adjective or adverb to limit or qualify the meaning of another word or word group. More »
When a modifier is an adjective, it modifies a noun or a pronoun. (In these
examples, the modifiers are shaded, and the words being modified are bold).
Examples. Amendment II, U. S. Constitution. A well regulated Militia, being
necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the ...
Adjectival Modifiers: The modifiers of adjective are called the Adjectival Modifiers.
Examples: • A number of applications received for the jobs. • Puny and silent ...
Examples of MODIFIER. In “a red hat,” the adjective “red” is a modifier describing
the noun “hat.” In “They were talking loudly,” the adverb “loudly” is a modifier of ...
If not, it also is a dangling modifier. Examples of Dangling Modifiers: I was late for
the school bus again. Running for the bus, my book fell in the mud. (Was the ...