The third step of a sentence flow is to put the supporting words and phrases under the words which they modify.

Displaying Modifiers

Now it is your turn to find these three kind of modifiers (adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases) in our example passage. Just look for the words that have not already been displayed as the sentence skeleton. (There are a few other words and phrases that we have not addressed yet, we will leave them for later.) And after you have found a modifier, then ask which word it modifies. Ask about which word does the modifier answer the which one? or the how, where, when, etc.? questions. That will be the word that the modifier describes. You will place the modifier under that word (indented slightly for clarity), to show that it is modified.

Click each modifier, and then click the word which it modifies. You will see the results in the sentence flow below.

Click on a modifier
Good, now click on the word it modifies.
Great! You have placed all the modifiers.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
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Subject Verb Direct Object

God loved world
so the

He gave Son
only begotten

whoever shall perish [none]

[whoever] [shall] have life

God did send Son
not the
into the world

world might be saved [none]
the through him

He is judged [none]

he has been judged [none]

he has believed [none]
in the Name
of the Son
only begotten
of God

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