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chapter 4.8 Completers and Modifiers: Combining Sentences

A subject + verb may take more than one completer.

Completers may be compounded by the conjunctions and, but, yet, or, nor:

Every 15,000 miles, you should change the oil and the oil filter in your car.
A word may take more than one modifier.

Sometimes modifiers simply pile up near the word they modify:

You may need an adjustable long-handled filter wrench [with a swivel joint].
At other times, modifiers are connected by the same conjunctions that create compound subjects, verbs, and completers--and, but, yet, or, nor:
However, [without tools] but [with a strong bare-handed grip] you can unscrew the filter simply and quickly.


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