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Misplaced and Dangling

Modifiers

Class
Practice
Modifiers Class Practice
Is this sentence CORRECT or INCORRECT?
INCORRECT

Incorrect!
• Christina
enrolled in an
animal training
program after
graduation
which was
organized by a
circus.
Modifiers Class Practice
Something better…

Good!
• After
graduation,
Christina
enrolled in an
animal training
program which
was organized
by a circus. misplaced modifiers corrected
Modifiers Class Practice
Is this sentence CORRECT or INCORRECT?
INCORRECT

Incorrect!
The veterinarian
explained why
a pet owner
should not hit
her kitten on
Monday night.
Modifiers Class Practice
Something better…

Excellent!
On Monday
night, the
veterinarian
explained
why a pet
owner should
not hit her misplaced modifier corrected
Modifiers Class Practice
Is this sentence CORRECT or INCORRECT?
INCORRECT

Bob trained a
pig to use a Incorrect!
litter box with
love and
patience.
Modifiers Class Practice
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With love and
patience, Bob Great!
trained a pig
to use a litter
box.

misplaced modifier corrected
Modifiers Class Practice
Is this sentence CORRECT or INCORRECT?
INCORRECT

Incorrect!
Brushing your
dog daily, his
tangles are
eliminated.
• Who brushes the
dog daily?
Modifiers Class Practice
Something better…
Right!

Brushing your
dog daily, you
can eliminate
his tangles.

dangling modifier corrected
Modifiers Class Practice
Is this sentence CORRECT or INCORRECT?
INCORRECT

Working with animals of all types,
the pay is not as important as
the personal satisfaction.

Incorrect: a person
must be working with
the animals.
Modifiers Class Practice
Something better…

Working with animals of all types, I find
the pay is not as important as the
personal satisfaction.

Good!

dangling modifier corrected
Further Class Practice
Chapter 3 Misplaced Modifiers (p.331-333)
Activity 1--- No. 1, 5, 9
Review Test 1--- No. 3 & 4, No. 9 & 10
Review Test 2--- No. 2, 4
Chapter 4 Dangling Modifiers (p. 336-339)
Activity 1 --- No. 3, 5, 6
Review Test 1--- No. 1 & 2, No. 9 & 10
Review Test 2--- No. 1, 3