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Flashcards in Modifiers Deck (27):
1

FREQUENTLY, I [walk] to the store.

Verb Modifier

Adverb - Before Verb

2

I FREQUENTLY [walk] to the store.

Verb Modifier

Adverb - Before Verb

3

I walk to the store FREQUENTLY.

Verb Modifier

Adverb - After Verb

4

ON Mondays, I [walk] to the store.

Verb Modifier

Preposition - Before Verb

5

I [walk] to the store ON Mondays.

Verb Modifier

Preposition - After Verb

6

WHEN my car is broken, I [walk] to the store.

Verb Modifier

Subordinator - Before Verb

Subordinators include words such as because, although, if, unless, while, so that, while, and so on. These words begin subordinate clauses, which cannot stand alone as sentences, but rather are attached to main
clauses.

7

I [walk] to the store WHEN my car is broken.

Verb Modifier

Subordinator - After Verb

Subordinators include words such as because, although, if, unless, while, so that, while, and so on. These words begin subordinate clauses, which cannot stand alone as sentences, but rather are attached to main
clauses.

8

WHISTLING "Beat It." I [lifted] the weight.

Verb Modifier

Present Participle with commas - Before Verb

9

I [lifted] the weight. WHISTLING "Beat It."

Verb Modifier

Present Participle with commas - After Verb

10

BY CONCENTRATING, I [lifted] the weight.

Verb Modifier

Preposition + Simple Gerund - Before Verb

11

I [lifted] the weight BY CONCENTRATING.

Verb Modifier

Preposition + Simple Gerund - After Verb

12

TO FREE my leg I [lifted] the weight.

Verb Modifier

Infinitive of Purpose - Before Verb

13

I [lifted] the weight TO FREE my leg.

Verb Modifier

Infinitive of Purpose - After Verb

14

The LAZY [cat] took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Adjective - Before Noun

15

The [cat], LAZY from overeating, took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Adjective - After Noun

16

The [cat] ON the couch took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Preposition - After Noun

17

The TIRED [cat] took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Past Participle - Before Noun

18

TIRED from chasing mice, the [cat] took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Past Participle - Before Noun

19

The [cat], TIRED from chasing mice, took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Past Participle - After Noun

20

The SLEEPING [cat] took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Present Participle without commas - Before Noun

21

The [cat] SLEEPING on the rug is named "Sue."

Noun Modifier

Present Participle without commas - After Noun

22

The grey [cat], WHICH loves tuna, took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Relative Pronoun - After Noun

23

The [cat] THAT lives next door is noisy.

Noun Modifier

Relative Pronoun - After Noun

24

The [person] WHO lives next door is noisy.

Noun Modifier

Relative Pronoun - After Noun

25

The [city] WHERE I live is noisy.

Noun Modifier

Relative Pronoun - After Noun

26

A LOVER of mice, my [cat] hunts night and day.

Noun Modifier

Another Noun - Before Noun

27

The [cat], a TABBY raised on a farm, took a nap.

Noun Modifier

Another Noun - After Noun

A noun used to modify another noun is called an Appositive. In the last example, the appositive noun
tabby was itself modified by a past participle modifier (raised on a farrn). Even modifiers of moderate length (a tabby raised on a farm) can contain other modifiers.