Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a modifier in a sentence?
    answer choices
    A word or phrase that adds additional information
    A word that explains an action
    A phrase that changes one's action
    A clause that cannot be its own sentence
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the modifier in the following sentence?
    Brian, the man with the bushy red beard, is Lydia's husband. 
    answer choices
    Brian
    the man with the bushy red beard
    is
    Lydia's husband
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a dangling modifier?
    answer choices
    a modifier that is not in the correct spot in a sentence
    a modifier whose subject is unknown
    a modifier that does an action
    a modifier that is both a clause and a phrase
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the dangling modifier in the sentence below?
    Running to catch the bus, his lunch box was dropped.
    answer choices
    was dropped
    his lunch box was dropped
    running to catch
    running to catch the bus
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the dangling modifier?
    Before waking up, the lights were flickering in the room. 
    answer choices
    Before waking up
    waking up
    the lights were flickering in the room
    were flickering
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the dangling modifier?
    Rummaging through her giant handbag, the sunglasses escaped detection.
    answer choices
    escaped detection
    the sunglasses
    her giant handbag
    Rummaging through her giant handbag, the sunglasses escaped detection.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a misplaced modifier?
    answer choices
    A clause that is separated by more than one adjective.
    when a phrase is describing a clause 
    A description that is improperly separated from the word its describing.
    when a modifier's subject is not defined in the sentence
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the misplaced modifier?
    Covered in dirt, I gave my dog a bath. 
    answer choices
    a bath
    Covered in dirt
    Covered
    I gave my dog a bath
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the misplaced modifier?
    Once caught, the police officers took the thieves to jail. 
    answer choices
    the police officers
    once caught
    took the thieves
    to jail
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the misplaced modifier?
    Professor Jones, who was late with another essay, waited for the slacker student.
    answer choices
    Professor Jones
    slacker student
    waited for the slacker student
    who was late with another essay
  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q. Does the following contain a misplaced modifier, dangling modifier, or is it written correctly?
    Unfortunately stained with yellow mustard, Raymond wore his one collared shirt to the job interview.
    answer choices
    misplaced
    dangling
    written correctly
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Does the following contain a misplaced modifier, dangling modifier, or is it written correctly?
    Elizabeth, who recently graduated from the police academy, was just hired by the Atlanta Police Department.
    answer choices
    misplaced
    dangling
    written correctly
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Does the following contain a misplaced modifier, dangling modifier, or is it written correctly?
    Georgia State University bought Turner Field, the current home of the Atlanta Braves.
    answer choices
    misplaced
    dangling
    written correctly
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Does the following contain a misplaced modifier, dangling modifier, or is it written correctly?
    Hungry, the leftover pizza was devoured. 
    answer choices
    misplaced
    dangling
    written correctly
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