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    I am currently conducting my language investigation into Donald Trump and his attempts to use language to assert his power. I am wanting to analyse the repeated term 'illegal immigrants'', when analysing ''illegal'' in the phrase, would this be classified as a pre-modifier?
    I probably would say it's being used as an intensifier - if you used "illegal" or "immigrant" on it's own - it stands for little meaning but when you say "illegal immigrant" it gives the phrase a whole new meaning and connotation when you think of an "illegal immigrant". so it intensifies the word immigrant so I would call it an intensifier rather than a premodifier.
 
 
 
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