Modifiers 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:
Harley Davidson 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)
Adjectives in English Grammar – more on adjectives
Adverbs in English Grammar – more on adverbs