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Warm-Up: Creating Complex Sentences. 2/14/13. Use the following subordinators to combine the following sentence pairs into complex sentences. Subordinators: although , because, if, since, when. 1. Jim was a strong man. He couldn’t lift the heavy box off the ground.

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Warm up creating complex sentences

Warm-Up:Creating Complex Sentences

2/14/13


Warm up creating complex sentences

Use the following subordinators to combine the following sentence pairs into complex sentences.


Subordinators although because if since when

Subordinators: although, because, if, since, when

1. Jim was a strong man. He couldn’t lift the heavy box off the ground.

2. I will drop the books off for you. I am driving past the library later.

3. You want to pass this class. You had better study for quizzes.


Notes on dangling modifiers

Notes on Dangling Modifiers

2/14/13


Dangling modifier

Dangling Modifier

A modifying word, phrase, or clause that does not clearly and sensibly modify a word or word group in a sentence is a dangling modifier.


Dangling modifier1

Dangling Modifier

A modifying word, phrase, or clause that does not clearly and sensibly modify a word or word group in a sentence is a dangling modifier. If the dangling modifier is a participial phrase, the error is referred to as a dangling participle.


Examples of dangling modifiers

Examples of Dangling Modifiers

Jogging in the park, a rabbit peered at me from the underbrush.


Examples of dangling modifiers1

Examples of Dangling Modifiers

Jogging in the park, a rabbit peered at me from the underbrush.

Was the rabbit jogging?


Examples of dangling modifiers2

Examples of Dangling Modifiers

Having overslept, my exam results were poor.


Examples of dangling modifiers3

Examples of Dangling Modifiers

Having overslept, my exam results were poor.

Did the exam oversleep?


How to correct a dangling modifier

How to correct a dangling modifier

When a modifying participial or infinitive phrase comes at the beginning of a sentence, the phrase is followed by a comma.


How to correct a dangling modifier1

How to correct a dangling modifier

When a modifying participial or infinitive phrase comes at the beginning of a sentence, the phrase is followed by a comma. Immediately after the comma should be the word or word group that the phrase modifies.


How to correct a dangling modifier2

How to correct a dangling modifier

Dangling: Jogging in the park, a rabbit peered at me from the underbrush.


How to correct a dangling modifier3

How to correct a dangling modifier

Dangling: Jogging in the park, a rabbit peered at me from the underbrush.

Correct: Jogging in the park, I saw a rabbit peering at me from the underbrush.


How to correct a dangling modifier4

How to correct a dangling modifier

Dangling: Having overslept, my exam results were poor.


How to correct a dangling modifier5

How to correct a dangling modifier

Dangling: Having overslept, my exam results were poor.

Correct: Having overslept, I did poorly on my exam.


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