modifier

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: mod‧i‧fi‧er

Noun[change]

Singular
modifier

Plural
modifiers

  1. A modifier describes the qualities or characteristics of a word or phrase. There two types of modifiers in English, adjectives and adverbs.
    The word black is the modifier in the phrase "a black cat".
    The word quickly is the modifier in the phrase "he quickly arrived".


Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adverb - determinative/determiner - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause