Misplaced and dangling modifiers

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Misplaced and dangling modifiers

  1. 1. MISPLACED & DANGLISH MODIFIERS ENGLISH COMPREHENSION AND COMPOSITOIN Course Supervisor: Ayyaz Qadeer 02/18/14 1
  2. 2. MISPLACED MODIFIER Confusion He barely kicked that ball twenty yards. Repair Work He kicked that ball barely twenty yards.
  3. 3. DANGLING MODIFIER (participial phrases ) Confusion Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, the car seemed to run better. Repair Work Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, John found he could get much better gas mileage.
  4. 4. DANGLING MODIFIER (Expletive Construction ) Confusion Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, there is an easy way to keep your car running smoothly. Repair Work If we change the oil every 3,000 miles, we can keep our car running smoothly.
  5. 5. DANGLING MODIFIER (Passive Verb ) Confusion Repair Work Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, the car was kept in excellent condition. Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, we kept the car in excellent condition.
  6. 6. DANGLING MODIFIER (Infinitive phrase ) Confusion To keep the young recruits interested in getting in shape, an exercise program was set up for the summer months. Repair Work To keep the young recruits interested in getting in shape, the coaching staff set up an exercise program for the summer months.
  7. 7. EVER SMILE WHEN YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL

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