Ch 12: THEA Test: Using Modifiers

About This Chapter

Review the lessons in this comprehensive chapter to get reacquainted with using modifiers. You can watch videos and take self-assessment quizzes to strengthen your knowledge as you prepare for the THEA test in Texas.

THEA Test: Using Modifiers - Chapter Summary

Make your studies for the THEA test simple by learning more about the use of modifiers with fun video lessons. Upon completion of this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Define and explain the role of the modifier
  • Share the meaning of misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • Explain the uses of adverbs and adverb clauses
  • Compare adjectives and adverbs
  • Identify errors in adverbs, adjectives, nouns and agreement

The video lessons in this chapter are short, averaging about 10 minutes apiece. Take advantage of this quick and easy way to study for the test while benefiting from the instruction of subject-matter experts.

THEA Test: Using Modifiers Chapter Objectives

Students may be required to take the THEA test if interested in entering a Texas public college or university as a freshman. The computer-based test, also known as an Internet-Based Test (IBT), is broken into three sections: math, reading and writing. Topics covered in this Using Modifiers chapter are found in the sentence structure, usage and mechanics portion of the writing section. This section consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, as well as one writing sample. To pass the writing section, you must earn a minimum score of 220.

To make studying for the exam easier, take the short self-assessment quiz with each lesson, which can gauge your comprehension of the concepts and test your readiness to answer related questions on the exam. If you'd like a broader review of the lessons, test your knowledge with the chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: THEA Test: Using Modifiers
Modifier: Examples & Definition

1. Modifier: Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we will explore the role of the modifier in the English language. You will learn how boring sentences would be without modifiers such as adjectives and adverbs. After the lesson, test yourself with a quiz.

What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?

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.

What are Adverbs? - Definition & Examples

3. What are Adverbs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what adverbs are and how they can be used to make your writing more interesting. You'll also take a look at some examples of adverbs and how they work in sentences.

Adverb Clauses: Definition & Examples

4. Adverb Clauses: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will review the adverb clause. The adverb clause lets readers know when, where, how, and why something happens in a sentence. Without adverb clauses, sentences are definitely less interesting.

Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

5. Comparison of Adjectives & Adverbs: Examples, Sentences & Exercises

Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that allow our sentences to be much more specific and interesting than they would be without them. This lesson covers the rules for using adjectives and adverbs correctly, including those used in comparisons.

How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

6. How to Identify Errors in Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns & Agreement

All sentences must have agreement. But what does that mean? How do you make words agree? Watch this video lesson to learn the answers to all your questions on agreement.

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