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Compass Writing Test - Modifiers and Clauses - Chapter Summary
In addition to modifiers and clauses, this chapter focuses on the rules for using definite and indefinite articles. Prepare to pass the ACT Compass Writing Test by learning techniques for using relative clauses and gerunds. This chapter will also teach you to:
- Distinguish between definite and indefinite articles
- Avoid the use of misplaced and dangling modifiers
- Define and use predicates and gerunds
- Effectively use different kinds of clauses in your writing
These fun and educational video lessons are taught by instructors who will answer your submitted questions. If you prefer, you can learn from the corresponding written transcripts instead. Each of the lessons is followed by a self-assessment quiz. You can also take the chapter practice examination as you prepare to pass the ACT Compass Writing Test.
Compass Writing Test - Modifiers and Clauses Objectives
Taking into account the knowledge you gain from this chapter's animated lessons, you might have an edge when taking the ACT Compass Writing Test. The writing portion of the test consists of one essay question. You'll be required to demonstrate college-level writing skills by taking a stance on a presented issue. Your score on this exam will be used to determine which college-level English courses you'll take.
1. Indefinite and Definite Articles: Definition and Examples
Watch this video lesson on indefinite and definite articles. Find out when you should use which type of article and when you shouldn't use any article at all.
2. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
I have this recurring nightmare where all my modifiers are misplaced or dangling and everybody's laughing at me. Don't let this happen to you! Learn why modifiers are important and why putting them in the right place is even more so.
3. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples
A predicate is a necessary component of each sentence, so it's important to know what one is and how to identify one. This lesson goes over the basics of predicates as well as how knowing about them can help answer other grammatical questions.
4. Gerunds: Are They Verbs? Are They Nouns?
Take a closer look at the verbs and nouns we use in everyday language to help you understand gerunds. Watch this video lesson to learn the exact nature of gerunds and their purpose in writing.
5. Clause: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a clause is and how to use different types of clauses to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples to help understand the types.
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Other chapters within the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test: Practice & Study Guide course
- Compass Writing Test: Punctuation
- Compass Writing Test: Spelling & Capitalization
- Compass Writing Test: Nouns
- Compass Writing Test: Pronouns & Antecedents
- Compass Writing Test: Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs
- Compass Writing Test: Errors in Grammar Usage
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure
- Compass Writing Test: Organizing Your Writing
- Compass Writing Test: Writing Strategy
- Compass Writing Test: Writing Style
- Compass Writing Test: Rhetorical Devices
- Compass Writing Test: Using Source Materials