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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss modifiers and correcting modifier problems.
  • Review INFO BOX.Discuss dangling modifiers.
  • Discuss how to correct dangling modifiers.
  • Review INFO BOX.

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  • 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 2. CHAPTER 22: CORRECTING PROBLEMS WITH MODIFIERSCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will be able to: identify modifiers within sentences and correct misplaced or dangling modifiers. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 4. WHAT ARE MODIFIERS? Modifiers are words, phrases, or clauses that describe (modify) something in a sentence.  Sometimes modifiers limit another word. They make another word (or words) more specific. Correcting Modifier Problems 1. Find the modifier. 2. Ask, “Does the modifier have something to modify?” 3. Ask, “Is the modifier in the right place, as close as possible to the word, phrase, or clause it modifies?” Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 5. WHAT ARE MODIFIERS?  INFO BOX: Three Steps in Checking for Sentence Errors with Modifiers  Put a modifier as close as possible to the word, phrase, or clause it modifies. Correct Dangling Modifiers  The three steps for correcting modifier errors can help you recognize another kind of error.  Dangling modifiers are modifiers that don’t have anything to modify; they just dangle in the sentence. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 6. WHAT ARE MODIFIERS?  Correct dangling modifiers by adding something to the sentence. Give the modifier something to modify.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 7. REVIEWING THE STEPS AND THE SOLUTIONS INFO BOX: A Summary of Modifier ProblemsCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 8. WHAT ARE MODIFIERS?A. The basic building block of an paragraph.B. A person, place, or thing.C. A plan that helps you stay focused in your writing.D. Words, phrases, or clauses that modify something in a sentence.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • 9. WHAT ARE MODIFIERS?A. The basic building block of an paragraph.B. A person, place, or thing.C. A plan that helps you stay focused in your writing.D. Words, phrases, or clauses that modify something in a sentence.identify modifiers within sentences and correctmisplaced or dangling modifiers.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.