What Are Limiting Modifiers? (with Examples)
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.
- Martin knows hardly anybody.
- He hardly knows anybody.
- Only Martin eats pears.
- Martin eats only pears.