Misplace or Dangling . Modifiers . What is a modifier?. A modifier is a word or phrase that explains more about a noun in a sentence. Ex. The beautifully dressed pageant contestant won the award for prettiest smile . Modifiers Gone Wrong. Misplaced Modifier. Examples.
Wrong - The waitress served pie to the family on paper plates.
Right - The waitress served pie on paper plates to the family.
Wrong - At three years old, Ms. Mosher read a book to her grandson.
Right – Ms. Mosher read a book to her grandson when he was three years old.