Sentence Pattern (Part 4): Modifier

A modifier tells the time, or manner of the action. Very often it is a prepositional phrase. A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun. NOTE: A modifier of time usually comes last if more than one modifier is present.

Examples of prepositional phrases:

in the morning, at the university, on the table

A modifier can also be an adverb or an adverbial phrase. Here are the examples:

last night, hurriedly, next year, outdoors, yesterday

NOTE: Every sentence does not require a modifier. A modifier answers the question when? where? Or how?

Examples of modifiers:

John bought a book at the bookstore.  NOTE: ‘at the bookstore’ is modifier of place.

Jill was swimming in the pool yesterday.  NOTE: ‘in the pool’ is modifier of place and ‘yesterday’ is modifier of time.

He was driving very fast.  NOTE: ‘very fast’ is modifier of manner.

The milk is in the refrigerator.  NOTE: ‘in the refrigerator’ is modifier of place.

She drove the car on Main Street.  NOTE: ‘on Main Street’ is modifier of place.

We ate dinner at seven o’clock.  NOTE: ‘at seven o’clock’ is modifier of time.

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