gr. 12 english - Double Negatives and Modifiers
posted by AL 87 .
I'm going to ask for a little help tonight. Does the following sentence have double negatives, misplaced or dangling modifiers?
"I left my agenda in a restaurant which had all my important dates in it."
There are no negatives -- so that rules that out.
Do you see the misplaced modifier?
Yes, I found it. It was, "all my important dates in it."
Next question. Does this sentence have
double negatives, and how can I revise it?
"In my experience, performing in front of a crowd is not hardly as daunting as it seems."
The entire misplaced modifier is "which had all my important dates in it."
Yes, the second sentence has a double negative -- "not hardly." Just omit one of those words.
. . . is not as daunting as . . .
. . . is hardly as daunting as . . .