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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.

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What is a misplaced modifier
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.


Misplaced modifiers
Misplacing a modifier can change the original meaning of the sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.


Misplaced adjectives
Misplaced Adjectives sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • Correct the error by placing the adjective next to the noun it modifies.

Riley ate a cold dish of cereal for breakfast this morning.


Riley ate a dish of cold cereal for breakfast this morning
Riley ate a dish of cold cereal for breakfast this morning. sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • The adjective cold modifies cereal.


Modifying adverbs
Modifying Adverbs sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • An adverb is a word that changes or qualifies the meaning of a verb, adjective, other adverb, clause, sentence or any other word or phrase

  • How?In what way?, When?Where?To what extent?


Modifying adverbs1
Modifying Adverbs sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.


More misplaced modifiers adverbs
More Misplaced Modifiers (Adverbs) sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • Haley ate the lunch she made slowly.

  • Haley slowly ate the lunch she made.


Misplaced phrases
Misplaced Phrases sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.


Misplaced clauses
Misplaced Clauses sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.


Ambiguous modifiers
Ambiguous Modifiers sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • Miss Geiger said on Monday she would return our essays.


Dangling modifiers
Dangling Modifiers sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • A dangling modifier is a phrase or clause that is not clearly and logically related to the word or words it modifies.


Dangling modifier example
Dangling Modifier Example sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

Now the sentence means that I was looking toward the west.


Dangling modifiers1
Dangling Modifiers sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.

  • Correction Method #2:

    • Change the dangling modifier phrase to a subordinate clause, creating a subject and verb.

    • Leave the rest of the sentence as it is.


Dangling modifers the sequel
Dangling sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.Modifers, the Sequel


Misplaced modifiers

Some examples provided by: sentence. This can create a Humorous Meaning.http://www.towson.edu/ows/moduledangling.htm