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Rewrite the following sentences, focusing on the grammar area specified in the left column. To enter your answer, click next to the number and begin typing. If the sentence is already correct, write No Change.



Dangling Modifiers
Flying over the oak tree, the farmer saw the flock of birds that had damaged his crops.

Your answer:
1.



Dangling Modifiers
Ironing out all wrinkles, the pants looked much more presentable.



Your answer:
2.



Dangling Modifiers
The police chief posted the mandate against hubcap theft on Monday afternoon.

Your answer:
3.



Dangling Modifiers
Until the beef has been rubbed with garlic oil, do not put it into the skillet.

Your answer:
4.



Dangling Modifiers
He found his glasses crawling under the couch.

Your answer:
5.



Predication
Our resolutions should begin at midnight on January 1.

Your answer:
6.



Predication
The reason for the cat's illness is because she was allergic to the dog.

Your answer:
7.



Predication
A book that has an exciting introduction and a surprising ending would be the best story for me to read.

Your answer:
8.



Predication
The driving exam is when one is tested on the rules of the road.

Your answer:
9.



Predication
The Homeowners' Association rules were created to ensure that the neighborhood looked nice.

Your answer:
10.

  • English -

    I'll give you hints about the first three; then you write what YOU THINK the answers are and re-post. Someone here will help you once you have posted what YOU THINK the answers are.

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    Flying over the oak tree, the farmer saw the flock of birds that had damaged his crops.
    Did the farmer fly over the oak tree? Rewrite the sentence so that "flock of birds" is close to "flying over the oak tree" and it'll make sense.

    Ironing out all wrinkles, the pants looked much more presentable.
    Did the pants do the ironing?

    The police chief posted the mandate against hubcap theft on Monday afternoon.
    Did the hubcap theft take place on Monday afternoon? Or did the police chief post the mandate on Monday afternoon?

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

    Let us know what you come up with.

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