Unit 5: Function Labels: 5.11 Modifiers, Complements and Adverbials

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Examine the different types of Modifiers, Complements and Adverbials in this passage:

Oh! But he was a tightfisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! He was a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! He was hard and sharp as steel; from which no flint had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas.

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol