How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"modify" is from "modifier" (to change), spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which was from "modificare" (to control), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
The word "ball" means a spherical object. But "green ball" limits the meaning to only sperical objects that are green.
These are modifiers that limit meaning.
Word or phrase that limits meaning. Changes the meaning of another word(s). Created to expand communication. Can be combined with other modifiers to create a large number of slightly different meanings.
Examples of how the word is used
|In the following sentences, underline all modifiers.|
|Modifiers are like teenagers: they fall in love with whatever they're next to.|