Dangling Modifiers

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Dangling Modifier Quizzes & Trivia

Writing Lab 9 2012


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After reading the original study, the article remains unconvincing. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/597/1/
    • A. 

      The article still remains unconvincing after reading the original study.

    • B. 

      The article remained unconvincing after reading the original study.

    • C. 

      After reading the original study, I find the article remains unconvincing.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The experiment failed after not studying the lab manual carefully.

    • B. 

      They failed the experiment, not having studied the lab manual carefully.

    • C. 

      Not studying the lab manual caused the experiment to fail.

  • 3. 
    To improve his results, the experiment was done again. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/597/1/
    • A. 

      To improve his results, he did the experiment again.

    • B. 

      In order to improve his results, the experiment was done again.

    • C. 

      His results were improved after the experiment was done again.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The TV was turned on because it finished the assignment.

    • B. 

      After having finished the assignment, the TV was turned on.

    • C. 

      Having finished the assignment, I turned the TV on.

  • 5. 
    Running for the bus, my book fell in the mud. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_dangling_mod.html
    • A. 

      My book fell in the mud because it was running for the bus.

    • B. 

      As I ran for the bus, my book fell in the mud.

    • C. 

      Running for the bus, my book had fallen in the mud.

  • 6. 
    Upon entering the doctor's office, a skeleton caught my attention. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_dangling_mod.html
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    After being bitten by seven dogs, the mailman decided to carry industrial strength tasers with him during his early morning deliveries. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_dangling_mod.html
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    With a cold, clear penetrating look, the poker game stopped cold as Slim Pickens lay down his cards. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_dangling_mod.html
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Having turned to the Dark Side, Yoda sadly watched his pupil Darth Vader become obsessed with power. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_dangling_mod.html
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In awe, the astronomers watched the planet Pluto circling the coldest regions of outer space in an endless dance. http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/gram_dangling_mod.html
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False