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Using Phrases and Clauses as Modifiers

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Sentences without modifiers lack detail.

Rosa landed.

You can use phrases and clauses to make your sentences more informative and interesting.

On her third attempt, Rosa landed after a nose grab, which she learned from her brother.

      (The revision includes the phrases "On her third attempt" and "after a nose grab" and clause "which she learned from her brother.")

Let's review some common types of phrases and clauses that you can use to expand your sentences.

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