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QUIZ: Do You Know How to Use Modifiers Correctly?

Posted by Kelly Creighton   Nov 22, 2017 7:30:00 AM

A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that functions as an adjective or an adverb to describe a word or make its meaning more precise; it describes or modifies other words or parts of a sentence. Before you take the quiz below, here’s a quick refresher about the types of modifiers, and some common mistakes writers make when using them.

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Topics: modifiers, misplaced modifiers, dangling modifiers, squinting modifiers

Misplaced Modifiers

Posted by Julie DeSilva   Mar 16, 2010 4:00:00 AM

We often use words or phrases to describe words within sentences, and we determine the meaning of sentences by placing these descriptives next to the words they point to or "modify."

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Topics: proposals, white papers, modifier, modifiers, misplaced modifiers

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