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Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
Keeping to himself, the corner of the room seemed like a good place to stand.
John kept to himself by standing in the corner.
Standing in the corner, John kept to himself.
Keeping to himself, John stood in the corner.

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    Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Having finished our work, we went for a cold beer.
    After we finished our work, we went for a cold beer.
    A cold beer sounded great after we finished our work.
    Having finished our work, a cold beer seemed the next logical step.

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    Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    1. I threw the newspaper in the waste basket after I read the editorial.
    After I read the editorial, I threw the paper away.
    After reading the editorial, I placed the newspaper in the waste basket.
    After reading the editorial, the newspaper was placed in the waste basket.

    2. Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Eating watermelon often requires having a napkin handy.
    When eating watermelon, we always found a napkin handy.
    When eating watermelon, a napkin always comes in handy.
    A napkin came in handy whenever we ate watermelon.

    3.Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Without knowing the way, it was easy to get lost.
    Losing their way was easy for the travelers since they had never been this way before.
    Without knowing the way, the travelers were easily lost.
    Because they did not know the way, the travelers soon were lost.

    4. Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Only by putting forth maximum effort did the children finish their chores.
    To finish the chores, maximum effort was put forth.
    Finishing their chores with maximum effort, the children could only dream of playing.
    To finish the chores, the children put forth maximum effort.


    5.Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Only by sifting through the debris did the rescue workers understand the catastrophe.
    The catastrophe become apparent as the rescue workers sifted through the debris.
    Sifting through the debris, the catastrophe was clearly apparent.
    Sifting through the debris, the rescue workers understood the nature of the catastrophe.

    6.Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Mining for gold, the men were trapped in a cave-in.
    Mining for gold, the cave-in caused a major disaster.
    The men trapped in a cave-in had been mining for gold.
    Trapped in a cave-in, the men had been mining for gold.

    7. Which sentence below contains a dangling modifier?
    Sleeping on the porch, John had obviously had a tough day.
    Sleeping the porch was John’s only option after a hard day.
    Sleeping on the porch after a hard day’s work, John forgot about his pain.
    Sleeping on the porch swing, it had clearly been a hard day.


    8.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    Riding in our car, we saw the horse.
    We saw the horse riding in our car.
    As we rode by in the car, we saw the horse.
    We saw the horse as we rode by in our car.

    9.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    Watching the birds, he sat on his porch and drank coffee.
    He drank coffer on his porch and watched the birds.
    He watched the birds drinking coffee on his porch.
    On his porch as he sat drinking coffee, he watched the birds.

    10. Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    John saw in his mind's eye the boat he had built.
    In his mind's eye, John saw the boat he had built.
    He had built a boat in his mind's eye, and he saw the boat clearly.
    John saw the boat he built in his mind’s eye.


    11.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    That racecar was designed by an engineer with special headlights.
    With special headlights, that car had been designed by an engineer.
    That racecar with special headlights was designed by an engineer.
    An engineer designed that racecar with special headlights.

    12.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    To the speeding driver, the officer wrote, with a special pen, a ticket.
    The police officer wrote the ticket to the speeding driver with a special pen.
    The police officer used a special pen to write the speeding driver a ticket.
    With a special pen, the police officer wrote the ticket to the speeding driver

    13.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    They viewed, with disbelief, the spectacle.
    With disbelief, they viewed the spectacle.
    The spectacle was viewed by the onlookers with disbelief.
    They viewed the spectacle with disbelief.

    14.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    The bus for Norfolk seemed the only option for Tom, who had only $20 in his pocket.
    With only $20 in his pocket, Tom believed that the bus for Norfolk was his only option.
    With only $20 in his pocket, the bus for Norfolk seemed the only option for Tom.
    With only $20 in his pocket, Tom took the bus for Norfolk, his only option.

    15.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    After I had read the magazine, it was thrown on the table.
    He threw on the table the magazine that I had read.
    The magazine that I had read was thrown on the table.
    He threw the magazine on the table that I had read.

    16.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    We saw the meteor falling from the sky; then it hit the mountainside.
    Falling from the sky, we saw the meteor before it struck the mountainside.
    Before the meteor hit the mountainside, we saw it streaking from the sky.
    After falling from the sky, the meteor struck the mountainside.

    17.Which sentence below contains a misplaced modifier?
    Hamburgers often appeal to hungry people.
    Hungry people often find hamburgers appealing.
    When hungry, hamburgers appeal to many people.
    When hungry, people find hamburgers appealing

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    my answers

    1.I threw the newspaper in the waste basket after I read the editorial.

    2. Eating watermelon often requires having a napkin handy.

    3.Without knowing the way, it was easy to get lost

    4. To finish the chores, maximum effort was put forth

    5. Sifting through the debris, the catastrophe was clearly apparent.

    6. Mining for gold, the cave-in caused a major disaster

    7.Sleeping on the porch swing, it had clearly been a hard day.

    8. We saw the horse riding in our car.

    9.He drank coffer on his porch and watched the birds.

    10.John saw the boat he built in his mind’s eye.

    11.With special headlights, that car had been designed by an engineer.

    12.To the speeding driver, the officer wrote, with a special pen, a ticket.

    13.They viewed, with disbelief, the spectacle.

    14.With only $20 in his pocket, Tom took the bus for Norfolk, his only option.

    15.After I had read the magazine, it was thrown on the table.

    16After falling from the sky, the meteor struck the mountainside.

    17.Hamburgers often appeal to hungry people

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