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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.

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1 Misplace or Dangling Modifiers

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 Test out you knowledge Log on to Grammar Chomp and complete the interactive worksheet. modifiers01 modifiers01


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