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Misplaced Modifiers. By: Mackenzie Finley. Pre-Teaching Activity. What is a modifier? What is a misplaced modifier? How many kinds are there? What are they? What are some single-worded modifiers that are usually misplaced?. Answers.

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Misplaced modifiers

Misplaced Modifiers

By: Mackenzie Finley


Pre teaching activity

Pre-Teaching Activity

  • What is a modifier?

  • What is a misplaced modifier?

  • How many kinds are there?

  • What are they?

  • What are some single-worded modifiers that are usually misplaced?


Answers

Answers

  • A modifier is a word, phrase or clause that “modifies” another word phrase or clause.

  • A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies/describes.

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  • Misplaced adjectives, the placement of adverbs, and misplaced phrases and clauses.

  • Only, almost, just, even, merely, hardly and nearly.


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Misplaced Modifiers

  • A misplaced modifier is a word, phraseor clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies/describes.

    Wrong: On her way home, Ralea found a gold man’s watch.

    Right: On her way home, Ralea found a man’s gold watch.


Misplaced adjectives

Misplaced Adjectives

  • Misplaced adjectives are incorrectly seperated from the nouns they modify and almost always distort the intended meaning.

    Wrong: the child ate a cold bowl of cereal for breakfast.

    Right: The child ate a bowl of cold cereal for breakfast.


Placement of adverbs

Placement of adverbs

  • Placement of adverbs can also change the meaning of the sentence.

  • just means only John was picked no one else: Just John was picked to host the program.

  • Just means John was picked now: John was just picked to host the program.

  • Just means the John hosted only the program: John was picked to host just the program.


Misplaced phrases

Misplaced Phrases

  • Misplaced phrases may cause a sentence to sound awkward and create a meaning that does not make sense.

    Wrong: The three students talked in the corner doing homework.

    Right: The three students doing homework talked in the corner.


Misplaced clauses

Misplaced clauses

  • Misplaced clauses may cause a sentence to sound awkward and create a meaning that does not make sense.

    Wrong: The teacher gave homework to the kids that were really hard.

    Right: The teacher gave homework that was really hard to the kids.


Misplaced modifiers

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