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    • 1. ModifiersWords and Phrases
    • 2. Modifiers
    • 3. Modifiers• A phrase is a group of words.
    • 4. Modifiers• A phrase is a group of words.• Some phrases are modifiers.
    • 5. Modifiers• A phrase is a group of words.• Some phrases are modifiers. • A modifier describes another word in a sentence.
    • 6. Participial Phrases
    • 7. Participial Phrases• A participial phrase includes a participial and other words that complete its meaning
    • 8. Participial Phrases• A participial phrase includes a participial and other words that complete its meaning • It ALWAYS functions as an ADJECTIVE.
    • 9. Participial Phrases• A participial phrase includes a participial and other words that complete its meaning • It ALWAYS functions as an ADJECTIVE. • We heard something shrieking in the words.
    • 10. Participial Phrases• A participial phrase includes a participial and other words that complete its meaning • It ALWAYS functions as an ADJECTIVE. • We heard something shrieking in the words. • The trail leader, concerned about safety, went to investigate.
    • 11. Appositives
    • 12. Appositives• An appositive is a noun that follows another noun to modify or rename it.
    • 13. Appositives• An appositive is a noun that follows another noun to modify or rename it. • An appositive phrase includes an appositive and the words that modify it.
    • 14. Appositives• An appositive is a noun that follows another noun to modify or rename it. • An appositive phrase includes an appositive and the words that modify it. • Ex: The trail leader, Ben, told us he likes birds (appositives).
    • 15. Appositives• An appositive is a noun that follows another noun to modify or rename it. • An appositive phrase includes an appositive and the words that modify it. • Ex: The trail leader, Ben, told us he likes birds (appositives). • Ex: The bird book, a wonderful resource, is available at Borders. (appositive phrase)
    • 16. Purpose
    • 17. Purpose• The purpose of MODIFIERS:
    • 18. Purpose•The purpose of MODIFIERS: • To provide important details for the reader.
    • 19. Purpose•The purpose of MODIFIERS: • To provide important details for the reader. • To make your writing much more interesting.

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