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December 22, 2014

Homework Help: English

Posted by Carmen on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 8:40am.

Dangling Modifiers and Predictions:
Rewrite the following sentences, focusing on the grammar area.
If the sentence is already correct, write No Change.

Dangling Modifiers
Question: Flying over the oak tree, the farmer saw the flock of birds that had damaged his crops.
My answer: The farmer saw the flock of birds that had damaged his crops as they flew over the oak tree.

Dangling Modifiers
Question: Ironing out all wrinkles, the pants looked much more presentable.
My answer: The pants looked much more presentable after ironing out all the wrinkles.

Dangling Modifiers
Question: The police chief posted the mandate against hubcap theft on Monday afternoon.
My answer: On Monday afternoon, the police chief posted the mandate against hubcap theft.

Dangling Modifiers
Question: Until the beef has been rubbed with garlic oil, do not put it into the skillet.
My answer: No change

Dangling Modifiers
Question: He found his glasses crawling under the couch.
My answer: By crawling under the couch, he found his classes.

Predications
Question: Our resolutions should begin at midnight on January 1.
My answer: Out resolutions should begin on January 1 at midnight.

Predications
Question: The reason for the cat’s illness is because she was allergic to the dog.
My answer: No change

Predications
Question: A book that has an exciting introduction and a surprising ending would be the best story for me to read.
My answer: A book with an exciting introduction and a surprising ending would be the best story for me to read.

Predications
Question: The driving exam is when one is tested on the rules of the road.
My answer: The driving exam is a test on the rules of the road.

Predications
Question: The Homeowners’ Association rules were created to ensure that the neighborhood looked nice.
My answer: No change

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