Posted by Marie on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:42pm.
Choose the correct sentence
A) The patient is a 13-year-old female weighing 100 pounds who has a sprained wrist.
B) The patient is a 13-year-old female with a sprained wrist weighing 100 pounds.
I answered A
- Grammar - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:44pm
Do the pounds have a sprained wrist??
Or does the female have the sprained wrist?
Watch out for misplaced modifiers!
- Grammar - Marie, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:46pm
Got it so it should be B Thanks:)
- Grammar - Writeacher, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:48pm
B is also weird. Is it the wrist that weighs 100 pounds?? :-/
- Grammar - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:49pm
Oops! I didn't catch that.
The question is flawed.
- Grammar - Writeacher, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:52pm
It's definitely a bad question!!
- Grammar - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:54pm
This would be better.
The patient, a 13-year-old female weighing 100 pounds, has a sprained wrist.
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