Pick out the modifier and show which word it modifies.

Click each sentence for its answer.

1. He tied red and orange ribbons round the present.

1. He tied red and orange ribbons round the present. (Both colors red and orange modify the noun ribbons.)

2. For years, we kept a pet dog that gave us much joy.

2. For years, we kept a pet dog that gave us much joy. (The word pet modifies and describes the dog.)

3. A strong wind swept through the countryside.

3. A strong wind swept through the countryside. (Strong modifies the noun wind.)

4. Dark clouds were gathering in the west.

4. Dark clouds were gathering in the west. (The clouds are described as dark.)

5. If we are quick, there will be tickets available.

5. If we are quick, there will be tickets available. (Quick modifies we, and available modifies tickets.)

6. The film was short but exciting.

6. The film was short but exciting. (Short and exciting modify the film.)

7. He was nervous and shaking on stage.

7. He was nervous and shaking on stage. (Nervous and shaking modify how he felt while he was on stage.)

8. This is the best movie we have watched.

8. This is the best movie we have watched. (The adjective best describes the movie as the best we have watched.)

9. The exam is hard to pass.

9. The exam is hard to pass. (Hard describes the difficulty in passing the exam.)

10. Pesticides are harmful to the environment.

10. Pesticides are harmful to the environment. (Harmful modifies pesticides. It tells about the harm pesticides can cause to the environment.)