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Identify which of the following sentences uses modifiers correctly;

a) kurt and his hockey teammates nearly cooked two hundred pancakes for the breakfast fundraising event.

d) Bridget decided to leave her career as an attorney and pursue acting during the meditation retreat.

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    Neither of these sentences uses modifiers correctly.

    a) How do you "nearly" cook pancakes?

    b) Is Bridget going to act during the retreat?

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    How about these ones? This modifiers are really confusing. Do you know of any website that will make them easy to understand?

    1)Rudolph enjoys eating curries from the Indian delicatessen with a lot of spices.

    2) On the phone, the telemarketer persuaded the new homeowners to purchase extended warranties on all their new appliances.

    Thanks a lot

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    Modifiers should be as close as possible to the word they modify.

    In sentence 1), it's the curries that have a lot of spices, not the delicatessen. It should be worded, "Rudolph enjoys eating curries with a lot of spices."

    The second sentence is o.k.

    These sites will help you.

    http://www.towson.edu/ows/moduledangling.htm

    http://aliscot.com/bigdog/misplaced.htm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/modifiers.htm

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    Ooooo, that Towson website is really good!

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    curries

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