Modifier
 
 
 
 
Modifier

In this lesson you will learn the definition of a modifier, study examples of modifiers, and take a test.
Modifier Definition
 
Order Modifier Examples
1 determiner the, your
2 ordinals first, second
3 cardinals one, two
4 opinion nice, easy
5 size small, large
6 measurement short, long
7 condition worn, tired
8 age old, new
9 temperature hot, cold
10 shape round, square
11 color/pattern green, striped
12 origin Japanese, American
13 season/time summer, noon
14 material metal, wooden
15 power electric, mechanical
16 location bedroom, table
17 purpose party, work
18 n/a head noun
Modifier Examples (refer to the above table)
  • Your second long work vacation. 
  • Your (1) second (2) long (6) work (17) vacation (18).
  • Your new green party dress. 
  • Your (1) new (8) green (11) party (17) dress (18).
  • The first two nice girls. 
  • The (1) first (2) two (3) nice (4) girls (18).
  • The long hot Japanese summer.
  • The (1) long (6) hot (9) Japanese (12) summer (18)
 
Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
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Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.