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Posted by on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 1:49am.

Do these two sentences contain misplace and dangling modifiers are there correct.

1.Louise projected the photographs on a large screen that she had taken at the zoo.
2. There is a bracelet at the musuem that is four thousand years old.

  • English 101 - , Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:05am

    1. "at the zoo" describes where the photos were taken, NOT where they were shown, or where the screen was stolen. The modifier is misplaced.

    2. I would say this is OK, because it is obvious the museum is not four thousand years old. The reader will assume that the age applies to the bracelet. However, strictly speaking, it should be:
    "There is a bracelet that is four thousand years old at the musuem."
    or
    There is a four-thousand-year-old bracelet at the museum"

  • English 101 - , Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:54am

    I'll disagree this time!!

    1.Louise projected the photographs on a large screen that she had taken at the zoo.
    Was the large screen something "that she had taken at the zoo"? Where can you move "that...zoo" so that it makes sense?

    2. DrWlS is right -- best correction is to move "that is four thousand years old" so it's right next to whatever it's describing, in this case "bracelet."
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/modifiers.htm#misplaced

  • English 101 - , Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:00pm

    hshsh

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