Modifiers
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 15

Modifiers PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 170 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Modifiers. Misplaced and Dangling. Modifiers. A modifying word or group of words is very important to add information and make your sentences interesting. However, confusion results when we misplace a modifier, and even more when we leave it dangling. . Modifiers.

Download Presentation

Modifiers

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Modifiers

Modifiers

Misplaced and Dangling


Modifiers1

Modifiers

A modifying word or group of words is very

important to add information and make your

sentences interesting. However, confusion

results when we misplace a modifier, and even

more when we leave it dangling.


Modifiers2

Modifiers

Think of a misplaced modifier as a man hanging

from the ledge of a very tall building. Standing

along the ledge are the words in a sentence. He

must inch along the ledge by his fingertips

looking for the place where he fits, that is the

place where he can get a step up to the ledge.


Modifiers3

Modifiers


Modifiers4

Modifiers

Similarly, think of a dangling modifier in the

same way. However this poor guy has no place

to fit because the word he needs to modify is

still inside the building—inside the writer’s head.


Modifiers5

Modifiers

If the writer does not add words to the ledge,

the dangling modifiers will drop!


Modifiers6

Modifiers


Example

Example

While walking toward the stage, his face turned

red.


While walking toward the stage his face turned red

While walking toward the stage, his face turned red.

Picture and words by Sharon L. Pugh, Jean Wolph Hicks, Marcia Davis, and Tonya Venstra. Bridging: A Teacher’s Guide to Metaphorical Thinking. Bloomington: NCTE, 1992.


Example1

Example

Blocked from kicking, the ball made its way into

the end zone anyway.


Blocked from kicking the ball made its way into the end zone anyway

Blocked from kicking, the ball made its way into the end zone anyway.

Picture and words by Sharon L. Pugh, Jean Wolph Hicks, Marcia Davis, and Tonya Venstra. Bridging: A Teacher’s Guide to Metaphorical Thinking. Bloomington: NCTE, 1992.


Example2

Example

Butterflies may become extinct by using

pesticides.


Butterflies may become extinct by using pesticides

Butterflies may become extinct by using pesticides.

Picture and words by Sharon L. Pugh, Jean Wolph Hicks, Marcia Davis, and Tonya Venstra. Bridging: A Teacher’s Guide to Metaphorical Thinking. Bloomington: NCTE, 1992.


Modifiers7

Modifiers

So remember, when using modifiers, give them a

place to stand!


Works cited

Works Cited

Pugh, Sharon L., Jean Wolph Hicks, Marcia Davis, and Tonya Venstra. Bridging: A Teacher’s Guide to Metaphorical Thinking. Bloomington: NCTE, 1992. Print


  • Login