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Modifier Placement

You can add variety to your sentences by the way you place modifiers. The following are four different strategies for modifier placement.

Using Initial Modifiers

  • Dependent clause: Although he was tired, Bob wrote the report.

  • Infinitive phrase: To please his boss, Bob wrote the report.

  • Adverb: Slowly and laboriously, Bob wrote the report.

  • Participial phrase: Hoping to be promoted, Bob wrote the report.


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