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Correcting Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers: Part 1: Modifiers in Sentences

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  1. CorrectingMisplaced & DanglingModifiers: Part 1: Modifiers in Sentences

  2. A typical example… • Hands-free headsets are most helpful when driving an automobile or when doing a hands-on task.

  3. Overview • Modifiers in sentences • Problems with modifiers • Correcting misplaced modifiers • Correcting dangling modifiers

  4. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • John sat. • John sat down. • John sat down on the chair. Basic sentence structure: Subject + Predicate (verb + modifiers)

  5. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Basic sentence structure: Diagram John sat on down chair the

  6. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Basic sentence structure: Subject + Predicate (verb + modifiers) Knowing the party would last all night and that she would have to work the next day, Simone decided to stay home.

  7. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Basic sentence structure: Subject + Predicate (verb + modifiers) Knowing the party would last all night and that she would have to work the next day, Simone decided to stay home.

  8. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Basic sentence structure: Diagram Simone decided to stay knowing home party would last night all the

  9. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Complex sentence structure: Subordinate clause + independent clause Because she knew the party would last all night, Simone decided to stay home.

  10. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Complex sentence structure: Subordinate clause + independent clause Because she knew the party would last all night, Simone decided to stay home.

  11. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Complex sentence structure: diagram Simone decided to stay home because she knew party would last the night all

  12. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Claudia read a good book last night. Types of Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs Adjectives: describe, add detail to a noun Adverbs: add information to a verb, an adjective, or an adverb Claudia read Moby Dickslowly.

  13. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence The tiny white chihuahuain the miniature black leather jacketis so cute.

  14. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence chihuahua in the miniature black leather jacket the tiny white

  15. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence I liked that movieabout Marie Antoinette.

  16. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence movie that about Marie Antoinette

  17. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence Exhausted from their volleyball tournament, the girls slept till noon.

  18. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence girls Exhausted from yesterday’s volleyball tournament the

  19. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence I will need to study hard to pass this class.

  20. 1. Modifiers in Sentences • Types of Modifiers: Phrases • Phrases: add information to a verb, a noun, or the whole sentence I will need \ to study hard to pass this class.

  21. 1. Modifiers in Sentences End of Part 1