Modifiers #2 Directions: Click the left mouse button to move from one slide to the next. There are 5 slides in this presentation. Modifiers #2 A sentence may have a modifier – a word that describes or limits the meaning of another word. A modifier may be an adjective – a word that describes a noun or pronoun. Example: The green car rode on the street. adj. s. v. Slide 1 of 5 A modifier may be an adverb – a word that usually describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. When it describes a verb, it tells how, when, where, or to what degree the action of a verb has done. Example: The girl danced gracefully. adv. Slide 2 of 5 A phrase is a group of related words that is less than a sentence because it lacks a subject and a verb. Example: The house with the black door is our house. (phrase) A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb. Example: We will not leave the house (main clause) unless it stops raining. (subordinate clause –dependent on the main clause for meaning) Slide 3 of 5 PowerPoint ~ C.Cunningham ~ EAP 0380/0480 A dangling modifier occurs when there is no word in the sentence to which it can logically or grammatically refer, making the meaning of the sentence unclear or ridiculous. Incorrect: Walking along the riverside, the bridge came into view. (The bridge is not walking along the riverside.) Correct: When the man was walking along the riverside, the bridge came into view. Slide 4 of 5 PowerPoint ~ C.Cunningham ~ EAP 0380/0480 To repeat this lesson, click the left mouse button. To end this lesson, press the Esc key on the keyboard.