Misplaced Modifiers!. What is a Misplaced modifier?. a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies / describes. Modifiers are words, phrases, or clauses that provide description in sentences.
Riley ate a cold dish of cereal for breakfast this morning.
Now the sentence means that I was looking toward the west.
Some examples provided by: http://www.towson.edu/ows/moduledangling.htm