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Intro to Modifiers

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.
Introduction to Modifiers
Noun Modifiers and the Modifier Touch Rule
Verb Modifiers and Placement Flexibility
Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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