Modifiers‏‎ in English Grammar

Parts Of Speech

Modified motorbikeModifiers are pretty straightforward when you come to think of it.

Essentially a modifier does just that: it modifies or changes or qualifies another word or phrase or clause.

Suppose you have a noun:


You can then modify it:

black motorcycle

Harley Davidson motorcyle

fast motorcycle

So when we use the word modify we mean change in some way which includes qualifying it.

Types of Modifiers

In English, there are two kinds of modifiers.

  • adjectives (modifying nouns and pronouns)
  • adverbs (modifying verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs)

Useful Links

Adjectives‏‎ in English Grammar – more on adjectives

Adverbs‏‎ in English Grammar – more on adverbs

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