Modifiers, or descriptive words or phrases, can add a great deal of interest to a sentence. They are an important tool for writing descriptive, engaging content. However, when used improperly, modifiers can be confusing or distort the meaning of a sentence. One common modifier error, dangling modifiers, is described along with some examples.
The happy girl: Happy is an adjective modifying girl.The boy slowly walked: Slowly is an adverb modifying walked.That is his toy. His is a possessive pronoun modifying toy. A refined painter, Alex was known for his art. A refined painter is a phrase modifying Alex.