Noun: A content work that qualifies the meaning of a noun or a verb. Looking under the bed, my birthday gift was spotted . -Looking under the bed, I spotted my birthday gift . Wrapped in silver foil, I ate my hamburger . -I ate my hamburger that had been wrapped in silver foil .
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-Looking under the bed, I spotted my birthday gift.
-I ate my hamburger that had been wrapped in silver foil.
-I saw a star shining in the distance.
-Limiting modifiers should be before the word they modify.
-Example: The fire fighter raced into the building, sweating profusely.
Sweating profusely, the fire fighter raced into the building.
Awkwardly Placed Modifiers
Harry, studying for his O.W.L.S., was interrupted by a dragon.
Studying for his O.W.L.S., Harry was interrupted by a dragon.
Keep it simple!
An infinitive consists of “to” and the base form of a verb.
When both splitting infinitives and not splitting infinitives sound alright.
Alright: He asked to quickly go to the library.
Better: He asked to go to the library quickly.
Common Kinds of Dangling Modifiers
Don’t Forget: You can’t fix a dangling modifier just by moving it.