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Which group of words in the sentence is misplaced?

Having been discovered, Rover looked up at his owner with puppy-dog eyes.

a. with puppy-dog eyes
b. been discovered
c. his owner
d. Rover looked up

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  1. Keep in mind that you need to keep modifiers (single words or phrases) as close to what they're modifying as possible in order to make sense.

    So ask yourself ...

    "Having been discovered, Rover" -- does "having been discovered" refer to Rover?

    "his owner with puppy-dog eyes" -- does the owner have "puppy-dog eyes"?

    Which one either doesn't make sense or seems funny??!! =) That's the one you need to fix.

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  2. with puppy dog eyes

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  3. his owner

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  4. None of the above. The question is fallacious. In all ways the sentence is perfect. If you remove any element you lose that element's contribution to the information being conveyed. The author chose to include each of those elements as desirous to the communication and did so in a logically and grammatically correct manner.

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