Presentation on theme: "Misplace or Dangling Modifiers. What is a modifier? A modifier is a word or phrase that explains more about a noun in a sentence. Ex. The beautifully."— Presentation transcript:
What is a modifier? A modifier is a word or phrase that explains more about a noun in a sentence. Ex. The beautifully dressed pageant contestant won the award for prettiest smile.
Modifiers Gone Wrong Misplaced Modifier Not close enough to the noun it modifies Fix it by moving it closer to the noun. Examples Wrong - The waitress served pie to the family on paper plates. Right - The waitress served pie on paper plates to the family.
Modifiers Gone Wrong Dangling Modifiers Tells about a word that is not in the sentence Does not flow logically Examples Wrong - At three years old, Ms. Mosher read a book to her grandson. Right – Ms. Mosher read a book to her grandson when he was three years old.
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