I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 22 Jan 2017, 06:14

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 139
GMAT 1: Q V
GMAT 2: 740 Q51 V38
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 104 [5] , given: 40

I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jun 2010, 21:36
5
KUDOS
9
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

67% (01:01) correct 33% (00:00) wrong based on 10 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting stuffs.
Read this first: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/pos ... tml#p35386
Then:
A modifier (usually a noun phrase) that appears at the end of a sentence and serves to summarize the idea of the main clause.
Here are two sentences that contrast relative clauses and summative modifiers. Notice how the which in the first one feels 'tacked on':
Economic changes have reduced Russian population growth to less than zero which will have serious social implications.
Economic changes have reduced Russian population growth to less than zero, a demographic event that will have serious social implications.
A modifier that repeats a key word at the end of a sentence and then adds informative or descriptive details related to that word.
Since mature writers often use resumptive modifiers to extend a sentence, we need a word to name what I am about to do in this sentence, a sentence that I could have ended at that comma, but extended to show how resumptive modifiers work."
The reader assumes from such messages that the writer has certain doubts, doubts that perhaps others may have, thus connecting, as possible fellow doubters, the writer and the reader.
Building a sentence with appositive http://grammar.about.com/od/basicsenten ... sitive.htm
If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 20 Apr 2010
Posts: 153
Location: I N D I A
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 16

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Jun 2010, 01:08
Thanks David for sharing these resources..

i m really fighting with Modifiers...
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Dec 2009
Posts: 420
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 26

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2010, 22:52
As part of your modifiers review, you might also want to (re)learn the subtleties with appositives (noun modifiers) and absolute phrases (clause modifiers)

Appositives:

Absolute Phrases:

I also like how MGMAT goes over these topics. Check those sections out again.
_________________

kudos if you like me (or my post)

Manager
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 139
GMAT 1: Q V
GMAT 2: 740 Q51 V38
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 104 [1] , given: 40

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jun 2010, 23:41
1
KUDOS
So dogged were Frances Perkins’investigations of the garment industry, and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt recruited Perkins to work within the government, rather than as a social worker.

A. and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent,
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that

Does this SC contain Absolute Phrase? Is "so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform" an absolute phrase because it has no verb?
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Dec 2009
Posts: 420
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 26

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Jun 2010, 08:36
Yes, that phrase in (E) is an absolute phrase.

so persistent is her lobbying for wage and hour reform

with the verb is removed, you have your absolute phrase.
_________________

kudos if you like me (or my post)

Manager
Joined: 20 Jul 2011
Posts: 152
GMAT Date: 10-21-2011
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 15

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2011, 02:11
Quote:
I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting stuffs.
Read this first: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/pos ... tml#p35386
Then:
A modifier (usually a noun phrase) that appears at the end of a sentence and serves to summarize the idea of the main clause.
Here are two sentences that contrast relative clauses and summative modifiers. Notice how the which in the first one feels 'tacked on':
Economic changes have reduced Russian population growth to less than zero which will have serious social implications.
Economic changes have reduced Russian population growth to less than zero, a demographic event that will have serious social implications.
A modifier that repeats a key word at the end of a sentence and then adds informative or descriptive details related to that word.
Since mature writers often use resumptive modifiers to extend a sentence, we need a word to name what I am about to do in this sentence, a sentence that I could have ended at that comma, but extended to show how resumptive modifiers work."
The reader assumes from such messages that the writer has certain doubts, doubts that perhaps others may have, thus connecting, as possible fellow doubters, the writer and the reader.
Building a sentence with appositive http://grammar.about.com/od/basicsenten ... sitive.htm

Hey thanks! This is good stuff!
_________________

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." - Bob Moawab

Manager
Status: SC SC SC SC SC.... Concentrating on SC alone.
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 240
Location: India
Concentration: General Management
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 60 [0], given: 47

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2011, 22:54
Hi all,

I need certain clarification on these issues.

1. Appositives are preferred to relative clause.
2. Resumptive modifiers are preferred to relative clauses.

Can we conclude this.

And also,

Regarding modifiers - the relative clause (who,whom,which,that,when)

1. Restrictive clauses modify noun phrases. So, if i encounter that in a sentence then it means that - that modifies the entire noun phrase before it.
In case of non restrictive clauses the wh forms, it means that they modify the noun preceding it.

2. Absolute phrases modify the clause preceding the comma. How far it is preferable when other options are also available.

_________________

D- Day December 30 2011. Hoping for the happiest new year celebrations !

Aiming for 700+

Kudo me if the post is worth it

Manager
Status: SC SC SC SC SC.... Concentrating on SC alone.
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 240
Location: India
Concentration: General Management
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 60 [0], given: 47

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2011, 23:57
DavidArchuleta wrote:
So dogged were Frances Perkins’investigations of the garment industry, and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt recruited Perkins to work within the government, rather than as a social worker.

A. and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent,
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that

Does this SC contain Absolute Phrase? Is "so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform" an absolute phrase because it has no verb?

I don't know if am wrong.

Absolute phrases are those that modify the entire sentence. But here the absolute phrases modify Frances Perkins investigation rite. Why absolute phrase here. Why not B.

Am totally confused in this regard. Somebody bail me out.
_________________

D- Day December 30 2011. Hoping for the happiest new year celebrations !

Aiming for 700+

Kudo me if the post is worth it

Manager
Status: Target MBA
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 211
Location: Singapore
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 12

Re: Summative modifiers and Resumptive modifiers [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2011, 20:06
DavidArchuleta wrote:
I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting stuffs.
Read this first: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/pos ... tml#p35386
Then:
A modifier (usually a noun phrase) that appears at the end of a sentence and serves to summarize the idea of the main clause.
Here are two sentences that contrast relative clauses and summative modifiers. Notice how the which in the first one feels 'tacked on':
Economic changes have reduced Russian population growth to less than zero which will have serious social implications.
Economic changes have reduced Russian population growth to less than zero, a demographic event that will have serious social implications.
A modifier that repeats a key word at the end of a sentence and then adds informative or descriptive details related to that word.
Since mature writers often use resumptive modifiers to extend a sentence, we need a word to name what I am about to do in this sentence, a sentence that I could have ended at that comma, but extended to show how resumptive modifiers work."
The reader assumes from such messages that the writer has certain doubts, doubts that perhaps others may have, thus connecting, as possible fellow doubters, the writer and the reader.
Building a sentence with appositive http://grammar.about.com/od/basicsenten ... sitive.htm

David, Thanks for sharing these articles.
_________________

Thanks and Regards,
GM.

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10538
Followers: 919

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

Re: I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Oct 2014, 07:21
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: I studied modifiers this morning and found some interesting   [#permalink] 05 Oct 2014, 07:21
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 The cowboy found some bones 4 02 Jan 2017, 05:56
12 Studies have found that deaf children 12 09 Jul 2014, 05:11
If as a modifier? I am looking for some clarification on 3 03 Jun 2010, 11:01
I was on the Subway this morning, and people were holding 3 06 Oct 2009, 06:06
I did a GMATPREP this morning..scored around 40 in V....... 17 30 Jul 2008, 07:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by