For the following sentences, tell what is misplaced and then correct each sentence by rewriting it. Submit your corrected sentences in the assignment space below: 1. While sweeping the floor, the stew boiled over on the stove. 2. To write correctly, proper English should be used. 3. After putting a new ribbon in the printer, my papers looked better. 4. While washing his brother’s car, a scratch was discovered on the bumper. 5. Thinking of something else, the instructors voice surprised me.
After turning on the radio, the baby woke up Modifier: “After turning on the radio” What does is modify? Did the baby turn on the radio? No!!! To correct it, give the modifier something to modify! The baby woke up after her brother turned on the radio.
Carlos found another fuse in the drawer that was no good. Was the fuse no good? Or the drawer? How to fix it – place the modifier – “that was no good” – closer to the word it modifies: Carlos found another fuse that was not good in the drawer.
While sweeping the floor, the stew boiled over on the stove. Modifier – “while sweeping the floor” Who swept the floor? Insert the word it modifies. While ____ was sweeping the floor, the stew boiled over on the stove.
After putting a new ribbon in the printer, my papers looked better. What is the modifier? Underline it. Did the papers put in a new ribbon?Give the modifier something to modify!