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SAT Grammar Rules1Placement of modifiers:A string of words can together serve as an adjective or adverb.An adjectival phrasetypically modifies the nearest noun.
Last night I shot an elephantin my pajamas.How the elephant got in my pajamas, I’ll neverknow.
Use of participles:A participle is a verb functioning as an adjective.2(A participial phrase may therefore raise theissue of the placement of a modifier.)Every sentence must have a main verb, but a participle is grammatically anadjective, so a participle cannot be the sentence’s main verb.
© 2011 Central Test Prep.Use of commas and semicolons:There are only two correct uses of the semicolon: in a list of phrases in which some

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