Misplaced and Dangling Modfiers. Be sure to add this entry to your Table of Contents in your Writer’s Notebooks. What is a modifier. A modifier is a word or group of words that describes the meaning of another word or phrase. Modifiers can be a word, phrase, or clause: Example
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Be sure to add this entry to your Table of Contents in your Writer’s Notebooks
Identify the modifiers in the sentence below.
The little boy standing near the concession stand reminds me of my brother.
Covered in mud, Mark wiped off the trembling puppy.
Correct: Mark wiped off the trembling puppy covered in mud.
Smelling sour, Tamara poured out the milk.
Correct: Tamara poured out the sour smelling milk
Falling asleep, the car steered into the bushes.
Correct: Falling asleep, Trisha steered the car in to the bushes.
After running the marathon, exhaustion overcame me.
Correct: After running the marathon, I was overcome by exhaustion.