Modifiers

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  • Modifiers

    1. 1. Modifiers Words and Phrases
    2. 2. Modifiers
    3. 3. Modifiers • A phrase is a group of words.
    4. 4. Modifiers • A phrase is a group of words. • Some phrases are modifiers.
    5. 5. Modifiers • A phrase is a group of words. • Some phrases are modifiers. • A modifier describes another word in a sentence.
    6. 6. Participial Phrases
    7. 7. Participial Phrases • A participial phrase includes a participial and other words that complete its meaning
    8. 8. Participial Phrases • A participial phrase includes a participial and other words that complete its meaning • It ALWAYS functions as an ADJECTIVE.
    9. 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. 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. 11. Appositives
    12. 12. Appositives • An appositive is a noun that follows another noun to modify or rename it.
    13. 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. 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. 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. 16. Purpose
    17. 17. Purpose • The purpose of MODIFIERS:
    18. 18. Purpose •The purpose of MODIFIERS: • To provide important details for the reader.
    19. 19. Purpose •The purpose of MODIFIERS: • To provide important details for the reader. • To make your writing much more interesting.

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