Examples of modifier in a Sentence
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 the verb “talking.”
Recent Examples of modifier from the Web
For instance, a writer couldn't go all Samantha Bee or use a curse word as a modifier.
Those include the installation of friction modifiers on the track surface and additional ballast material beneath the rails, according to CSX.
Surbaugh predicted that both boys and girls in Scouts BSA would refer to themselves simply as scouts, rather than adding ‘‘boy’’ or ‘‘girl’’ as a modifier.
But the lazy remedy, merely to move a modifier one word left or right, is worse.
The classic drink has quite a few sweet modifiers (like orange curaçao and pomegranate) and the heavier alcohol, at 45 percent, helps cut through that sweetness.
And yes, that's the we-can-print-that-name-in-a-family newspaper name, although fans know the tune as sporting a bit more colorful modifier in both the title and lyrics.
With dozens of brands of almost every spirit now available, not to mention the flood of vermouths and other modifiers, there’s a lot of pressure to pick the right one.
The dinner attraction formerly known as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede has dropped its Southern modifier.
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MODIFIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of modifier for English Language Learners
grammar : a word (such as an adjective or adverb) or phrase that describes another word or group of words
MODIFIER Defined for Kids
Definition of modifier for Students
- In the phrase “very big dog” the words “very” and “big” are modifiers.
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