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postmodify

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Definition of postmodify in English:

verb (postmodifies, postmodifying, postmodified)

[with object] Grammar
Modify the sense of (a noun or other word) by being placed after it.
Example sentences
  • Examples of phrases where the adjective is postmodified are: trustworthy indeed, clever enough to help, fond of you, glad that you could make it.

Derivatives

postmodification

1
noun
Example sentences
  • It is possible to look through short texts to see which have more lengthy pre- or postmodification.
  • The absence or presence of postmodification, the length of any postmodification<em/> or the category of the final word should not matter.

postmodifier

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Stacking up postmodifiers like this is usually a bad idea, especially when adjacent pairs have as strong an affinity for one another as ‘published in 1993 by Peter Steiner’.
  • The least complex postmodifier - and by far the most common - is a prepositional phrase.
  • We won't get into pre- and postmodifiers at this moment.

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