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Misplaced Modifiers

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  • 1. TUTORIAL
  • 2.  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.
  • 3.  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.
  • 4.  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.
  • 5.  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.
  • 6.  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!

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