Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 140

A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that modifies (i.e., gives information about or describes) another word or phrase in the same sentence.

A modifier can be an adjective (a word that modifies a noun), an adverb (a word that modifies a verb), or a phrase or clause.

Modifiers can be misplaced or dangling when it is unclear what they are describing or when the sentence element that they are describing is erroneously omitted from the sentence. 

  

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