Correct Placement of Modifiers. Mr. Hoffman English. Misplaced Modifiers. Misplaced modifiers modify the wrong word, or seem to modify more than one word, in a sentence. How do I correct a misplaced modifier?. Move a misplaced modifier as close as possible to the word that it modifies.
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Correct Placement of Modifiers Mr. Hoffman English
Misplaced Modifiers • Misplaced modifiers modify the wrong word, or seem to modify more than one word, in a sentence.
How do I correct a misplaced modifier? • Move a misplaced modifier as close as possible to the word that it modifies. • Example: • Running at great speed, the spectators watched the racers. • The beaches of Martinique are favored by many tourists with their beautiful, calm surf.
How do I correct a misplaced modifier? • Sometimes it can be corrected by creating a subordinate clause or by rephrasing the main clause. • Example: • Blowing from the north, the pines were tossed by the wind.
Dangling Modifier • It seems to modify no words in the sentence in which it appears.
How do I correct dangling modifiers? • You can correct it by supplying a word or phrase the dangling phrase can sensibly modify. • Example: • Using high-powered binoculars, the lost girl was found. • After searching for hours, the girl was happily found safe and sound. • Feeling elated, a celebration with my friends last well into the night.
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