Language ? Modifier Phrases
About the Language ? Modifier Phrases Lesson
The lesson assumes an understanding of modifiers in the form of adverbs and adjectives and the difference between a sentence and a phrase.
• The children will be able to define a modifier phrase.
• The children will be able to construct sentences containing modifier phrases.
• The children will be able to recognize and correct sentences containing misplaced or dangling modifier phrases.
A complete sentence contains at least a noun and a verb. Modifier phrases refer to the noun or the verb which they are modifying and although they are not necessary to make a sentence, they tell us much more about the subject. Look at these two sentences. ?The bird sat in a tree.? ?The bird had a red chest.? You can combine them into one sentence with a modifier phrase like this: ?The bird with a red chest sat in a tree.?