Comic Book/ Modifiers
Updated: 1/23/2020
Comic Book/ Modifiers
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  • OMG! I bought a used car from a local dealer with a smokey tailpipe
  • Jesh Mr.Myers, I know you are upset but let's talk about that misplaced modifier you just used!
  • Let's go to my office and talk about this before we get the car fixed.
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  • Do you understand that you misplaced the modifying phrase?
  • Misplaced Modifier Correct Modifier : I bought a used car with a smokey tailpipe for a local dealer.
  • A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies / describes.
  • I get it now! For example, " Laughing loudly, the movie was over.
  • Mr. Myers you are using a dangling modifiers ! A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence.
  • Dangling Modifiers: Incorrect: Laughing Louder, after the movie was over.Correct: The audience was laughing loudly as the movie was over.Because the movie cannot be the one who is laughing loudly,this is a dangling modifier.
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