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Posted by on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:39pm.

1. Which sentence is NOT correct?

A. Wishing he were someplace else, he walked to the podium to give his speech.
B. Having listened to the weather report, the principal will decide when to close the school.
C. The new French restaurant, with its fine cuisine, already has many customers.
D. Charging that U.S. policies had encouraged the revolt, the administration was criticized by members of Congress.

I think it's A?

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:42pm

    To make best sense, modifiers (words or phrases) need to be as close to what they are modifying as possible.

    In A, the modifying clause is "Wishing...else" -- since "he" is the one doing the wishing, this is correct.

    Tell me about B, C, and D.

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:43pm

    Nope.

    Look for an error in tenses.

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:46pm

    C sounds right to me.
    D sounds right

    I'm stuck between B and A.

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:47pm

    B - Who did the listening?

    C - What has fine cuisine?

    D - Who did the charging?

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:48pm

    the principal

    the French restaurant

    the administration

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:49pm

    The administration criticized itself??

    "Charging..." = criticism

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:51pm

    Okay then it's D.

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:52pm

    Yes. Who did the criticizing?

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:52pm

    members of Congress

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:53pm

    Yes, and that "Charging..." phrase needs to be close to the word "Congress" not "administration."

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 3:56pm

    Here's another example of putting the modifier in the wrong place -- it's a headline on a TV news station's webpage:

    Child burn victim reveals motive in attack on deathbed

    He was attacked on his deathbed??

  • English - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 4:03pm

    yes that's definitely misplaced. Thanks!

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