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“Pardon Me Your Modifiers are Dangling”. Misplaced Modifiers WLC 1.1 . WLC 1.1 . A modifying clause or phrase placed so awkwardly as to create ambiguity or misunderstanding. . WLC 1.1. For example, in Streaking through the sky, we watched the rocket reenter the atmosphere.

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WLC 1.1
  • A modifying clause or phrase placed so awkwardly as to create ambiguity or misunderstanding.
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WLC 1.1

For example, in

Streaking through the sky, we watched the rocket reenter the atmosphere.

the phrase Streaking through the sky is misplaced

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WLC 1.1
  • How would we rewrite it?
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WLC 1.1
  • A woman passed by, leading a Springer Spaniel in a long black dress.