Hi guys i was reviewing my notes of SC.
When i come across an example suddenly was confused with basic concepts.
Got this example from this link
James created a magnificent design by using latest design tools, a work acknowledged and appreciated by all investors
Splits for this sentence James created a magnificent design by using latest design tools - main clausea work acknowledged and appreciated by all investors
here acknowledged and appreciated
are VERB-ED modifiers modifying "a work"
If this is case modifiers will not have Verb at all???
Either case please explain with example ..
I'm happy to help.
In your example, the modifier involves participles, which are derived from verbs but are not true verbs themselves. Here's a link about participial phrases: http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/participle ... -the-gmat/
A participial phrase is an example of a modifier without
a verb. James Joyce, having finished the Ulysses, spent the last two years of his life on Finnegans Wake.
By contrast, a subordinate clause, for example a relative clause, is a modifier with
a verb. The runner who leads after the second lap often wins the race.
The rebels set fire to the bridge by which the British troops would enter the town.
The word "modifier" is actually a vague loose category. If you analysis goes no further than the word "modifier", this imprecision will lead to one mistake after another. It is much better to know all the specific forms that fall into this category.
Does this make sense?
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