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Modifiers Modifiers modify the meaning of . a noun a verb ea clause in a sentence. .They do so b Giving us more information about the noun Giving us more information about the action performed by the subject Giving us more information about the how the action was performed by the subject. Giving us the action- result link in a sentence. e '
Modifiers . Modifiers can be Words e Phrase Clause
WORDS MODIFYING NOUNS Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns. They can NEVER modify a verb. Example- IIT JJE is a difficult exam is a difficult examm
PHRASES MODIFYING NOUNS PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE e The guest on the stage is a Nobel prize winner. VERB + ING " The speaker talking with his hands inside the pocket is a Nobel prize winner. VERB+ED The winner, decided by the jury of four, came from Mumbai
CLAUSES MODIFYING NOUNS RELATIVE PRONOUN CLAUSES The guest who is on the stage is a Nobel prize winner.
RULE WORD CLOSE TO NOUN PHRASE THE NOUN CLAUSE
WORDS MODIFYING VERBS Adverbs e Modify verbs. Modify adjectives " They can NEVER modify a noun/ pronoun. Example I came here yesterday. IIT JJE is an extremely difficult exam.
PHRASES MODIFYING VERBS PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE I went to the gym on Monday. . "when" did I go to the gym
RULE WORD CAN BE ANYWHERE VERB PHRASE CLAUSE
VERB+ ING . Can describe a noun Main Clause noun] modifier e Can describe an action (describing how the action occurred, cause result) [Main clause], modifier * * Modifier, [Main Clause] can modify either the noun or the verb
NOUN MODIFIER e Can modify preceding noun Can modify the preceding clause * Can modify any noun in the preceding clause
APPROACH Identify the modifier e Identify what's getting modified e Check for the position of the modifier e Check whether the modifier is worded correctly or not ion o