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    #1

    Is this a modifer?

    I found what I was looking for.

    In the above sentence, please advice if what I was looking for is a modifier. If yes, what is it modifying and what "kind" of modifier it is.

    p.s. Request fellow posters to not ask questions like...is this important...why is it important etc.

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    #2

    Re: Is this a modifer?

    Why do you think it's a modifier? What do you think it is modifying?

    Try replacing the phrase with one word ("it") and see what that part of speech that word would be.

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    #3

    Re: Is this a modifer?

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    Request fellow posters to not ask questions like...is this important...why is it important etc,
    If you are asking people to give up their time to respond to your questions, please do not post restrictions on how they are allowed to respond.

    There are several ways of analysing that sentence. One way would be to say that it's a noun clause, direct object of the verb 'found'.

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    Re: Is this a modifer?

    It's just an object clause, I think.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Is this a modifer?

    englishhobby, please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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