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Information about Modifiers

Published on April 19, 2008

Author: mccannt

Source: slideshare.net

This slidecast was created by Todd McCann English Instructor Bay College Escanaba, Michigan [email_address]

Modifiers words, phrases, or clauses used as adjectives or adverbs (they describe—or modify —something)

Modifiers Modifiers that seem to modify the wrong thing are called misplaced modifiers. He pleaded guilty to exposing himself in court.

Modifiers

Modifiers Modifiers that seem to modify the wrong thing are called misplaced modifiers. He gave the present to his mother wrapped in gold and silver paper.

Modifiers

Modifiers Modifiers that seem to modify the wrong thing are called misplaced modifiers. Buddies reunite two years after serving in the Peace Corps in Las Vegas.

Modifiers

Modifiers Modifiers that seem to modify the wrong thing are called misplaced modifiers. Two cars were reported stolen by the Gladstone police yesterday.

Modifiers Modifiers that seem to modify the wrong thing are called misplaced modifiers. Two cars were reported stolen by the Gladstone police yesterday. The Gladstone police reported yesterday that two cars were stolen.

Modifiers Dangling modifier : usually -ed or -ing phrase that cannot be attached logically to the thing that it is supposed to modify. Burned to a crisp and covered with gravel, I wasn't about to eat the hot dog.

Modifiers Dangling modifier : usually -ed or -ing phrase that cannot be attached logically to the thing that it is supposed to modify. Burned to a crisp and covered with gravel, I wasn't about to eat the hot dog. Burned to a crisp and covered with gravel, the hot dog wasn't edible.

Modifiers Dangling modifier : usually -ed or -ing phrase that cannot be attached logically to the thing that it is supposed to modify. Having been shot in the head, I knew the buck was finally mine.

Modifiers Dangling modifier : usually -ed or -ing phrase that cannot be attached logically to the thing that it is supposed to modify. Having been shot in the head, I knew the buck was finally mine. Having been shot in the head, the buck was finally mine.

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