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Intro to Modifiers



Summary
The content delves into the intricacies of modifiers in GMAT sentence correction, highlighting the distinction between noun and verb modifiers, their grammatical rules, and common pitfalls.
  • Modifiers add descriptions or clarifying information to a sentence, playing a crucial role in GMAT sentence correction.
  • Noun modifiers (adjectival phrases and clauses) must usually follow the Modifier Touch Rule, being directly adjacent to the noun they modify to avoid misplaced modifiers.
  • Verb modifiers (adverbial phrases and clauses) have more flexibility in placement but must not introduce ambiguity about the verb they modify.
  • Special attention is required for participial phrases used as verb modifiers to ensure the subject of the action is explicitly mentioned in the sentence.
  • Understanding the correct application of modifiers is essential for avoiding common mistakes and succeeding in the GMAT sentence correction section.
Chapters
00:01
Introduction to Modifiers
00:39
Noun Modifiers and the Modifier Touch Rule
06:22
Verb Modifiers and Placement Flexibility
03:18
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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