Examples:-Slithering through the wetgrass, we watched the gardensnake.-(Who is doing the slitheringhere?)
Misplaced Modifiers: Amisplaced modifier appears tomodify the wrong word in asentence. They often distort themeaning of the sentence or make itimpossible for the reader tounderstand the meaning. Tocorrect misplaced modifiers, moveit closer to the word it modifies.
Misplaced ModifiersCorrect the misplaced modifiers.6. A person who steals in ninecases out of ten is driven to do soby want.7. These buckles are sold in anyquantity designed exclusively by us.
8. Our teacher’s explanations arebetter which she gave us thismorning.9. Our journey was ended havingfound the right road.10. She wore an expensive clip on herhair which her mother bought in Paris.
Dangling Modifiers: A dangling modifier appears to modify either the wrong word or no wordat all because the word it shouldlogically modify is missing from thesentence. To correct a danglingmodifier, add the missing word andrewrite the rest of the sentence asnecessary.
-Pausing briefly tocongratulateBarbara, theconversationcontinued.Pausing briefly to congratulateBarbara, __ continued theconversation.
-Driving through the desert atnight, the cactuses looked eerie.-When he was three yearsold, Jerry’s uncle showed himhow to fly a kite.
To get to town quickly, the highwayis best.While jogging one morning, thesolution was suddenly obvious.At the age of five, Paul’suncle took him to thecircus.
Dangling ModifiersEliminate the dangling modifiers in thefollowing sentences.Having read the story , the book wasreturned to the library.After spending anhour writing thetheme, it wassubmitted to theteacher.
Placed on a large dish, my fatherstood up to carve the roast turkey.Walking down the street, a prettycottage came into view.Unable to bear thepain, the dentistpulled my tooth.