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Select the correctly written sentence in this group.
A. Spending way too much money on his old car, Fred's salary just wasn't enough.

B. Spending way too much money on his old car, Fred soon found he'd used up his salary. (my answer)

Select the correctly written sentence in this group.
A. The children were delighted by the monkeys swinging wildly through the trees. (my answer)

B. Swinging wildly through the trees, the children were delighted by the monkeys.

Which of the following sentences contains a dangling participial phrase?
A. Pedrito got into serious trouble missing the grammar quiz last Monday.

B. To complete the grammar quiz on time, you will have to click your heels three times.

C. When taking a grammar quiz, concentration is everything. (my answer)

D. all of the above

E. none of the above

Which of the following sentences contains a dangling gerund phrase?
A. On completing the grammar quiz, spiking your pencil is acceptable. (my answer)

B. Wearing a helmet is a sign of a healthy awareness of death.

C. When she talks to her parents, she is reminded that she is lucky that they are happy and healthy.
D. all of the above

E. none of the above

Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?
A. Having worked for the company for twenty years, I was surprised to learn that my retirement benefits would not be sufficient.

B. Having taught phonology every semester for the last five years, he was eager to teach syntax.

C. After sweating in Reavis Hall throughout the summer, I am ready for winter. (my answer)

D. all of the above

E. none of the above

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?
A. Only Bill wanted to go to the lake. [Intended meaning: Bill wanted to go to the lake, but no one else did.]

B. Bill only hinted that he would help us move. [Intended meaning: Bill hinted but did not, for example, promise that he would help us move.]

C. Bill wanted only Mary to win. [Intended meaning; Bill wanted Mary to win, but did not want anyone else to win.

D. all of the above (my answer)

E. none of the above

Which of the following sentences has a misplaced modifier?
A. The dog bit only the mailcarrier. [Intended meaning: The dog bit the mailcarrier but didn't bite anyone else.]

B. He talked too quickly.

C. You should consider your options carefully.

D. all of the above

E. none of the above (my answer)

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