Definition of Adjectives as Modifiers:
Adjective as Modifier:
Adjective appears before or after the word it modifies. When it appears before the word is called pre-modifier and when appears after the word is called post-modifier.
Examples of Adjective as Modifier:
- Suzan gave an outstanding performance in the program. (pre-modifier)
- How beautiful the scenery is! (pre-modifier)
- Anna is looking gorgeous. (post-modifier)
- I have written several (pre-modifier)
- Jack is exhausted. (post-modifier)
- Lisa is intelligent. (post-modifier)
- Robin is a brilliant (pre-modifier)
- All the flowers in the garden are beautiful. (post-modifier)
Adjective Phrase as Modifier:
A prepositional phrase modifying a noun or pronoun is called an adjective phrase.
Examples of Adjective Phrase as Modifier:
- Alice was reading a novel by Leo Tolstoy.
- The man with beard entered the room.
- I like perfumes with a mild fragrance.
- All were dressed in black at the party.
- Look at the man in a red shirt.
- Pass me the book with blue cover.
Adjective Clause as Modifier:
The dependent clause modifying a noun or pronoun and beginning with relative pronouns such as which, who, that, whom and whose is called adjective clause.
Examples of Adjective Clause as Modifier :
- The person who helped me in this assignment is Lisa.
- Is Jeff the person whom you have recommended for this project?
- The book which you gave me yesterday was really interesting.
- Sam is the person whose name is written here.
- Be careful about the things that are mentioned here.
- The person whom you were talking to was my friend.