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: a verb.
-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 meaning, because the modifier is modifying another object.
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 sentence.
Don’t Forget: You can’t fix a dangling modifier just by moving it.