modifier

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: mod‧i‧fi‧er

Noun[change]

Singular
modifier

Plural
modifiers

  1. A modifier is an optional word or phrase, usually describing the qualities, manner, frequency, etc. of something.
    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 - adnoun - adverb - determinative/determiner - article - participle - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause