About This Chapter
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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- THEA Test: Analyzing Literature
- THEA Test: Reading Comprehension & Interpretation
- THEA Test: Point of View & Meaning in Literature
- THEA Test: Drawing Conclusions from Ideas in Text
- THEA Test: Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Writing
- THEA Test: Understanding Reading Assignments
- THEA Test: Writing Style
- THEA Test: Writing Organization
- THEA Test: Writing Grammar & Mechanics
- THEA Test: Using Verbs
- THEA Test: Using Nouns & Pronouns
- THEA Test: Proofreading & Editing Your Writing
- THEA Test: Fundamental Arithmetic
- THEA Test: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- THEA Test: Negative Numbers
- THEA Test: Absolute Value
- THEA Test: Properties of Basic Math
- THEA Test: Solving Word Problems
- THEA Test: Fractions
- THEA Test: Decimals & Percentages
- THEA Test: Ratios & Proportions
- THEA Test: Units of Measurement
- THEA Test: Scientific Notation
- THEA Test: Radicals & Square Roots
- THEA Test: Radical Expressions
- THEA Test: Exponents
- THEA Test: Calculating & Plotting Data
- THEA Test: Solving Rational Equations
- THEA Test: Graphing Linear Equations
- THEA Test: Principles of Algebra
- THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
- THEA Test: Word Problems in Algebra
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- THEA Test: Quadratic Equations
- THEA Test: Two-Variable Equations & Systems of Equations
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