What Are Limiting Modifiers? (with Examples)
Limiting modifiers impose restrictions on the words they modify. The most common limiting modifiers are:
Positioning of Limiting ModifiersThe word (or words) a limiting modifier governs is usually immediately to its right in a sentence. In each example below, the limiting modifier is shaded, and the word it governs is in bold.
What are modifiers?
What is a misplaced modifier?
What is a dangling modifier?
What is a squinting modifier?
Glossary of grammatical terms
POSITIONING OF THE WORD ONLY
In speech, you will often get away with misplacing a limiting modifier. However, in formal writing, you should spend a few seconds to think about where to position your limiting modifier. The most common mistakes happen with the word only.
Look at these examples:
Click on the limiting modifer: