Y is a modifier of X, but unless X is present Y can produce no effect.
Electricity as a modifier of properties in turn throws flame into eclipse.
No modifier should be inserted between to and the infinitive.
In some of these examples, the predicate adjective has a modifier.
Eosin may be said to be a modifier of vermilion or vermilion of eosin.
Love he regards as the creative power, the destroyer or modifier being Hate.
A word or group of words that changes or modifies the meaning of another word is called a modifier.
Since the indirect object is equivalent to an adverbial phrase, it is classed as a modifier of the verb.
A group of words consisting of an adverbial object with its modifier or modifiers forms an adverbial phrase ( 41).
The simple sentence in 450 may be made complex by means of a subordinate clause used as a modifier ( 47).