Grammar Quiz On Modifiers

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Grammar Quiz On Modifiers

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A pilot experiences a close call when a flock of birds crosses his path. He manages to steer the plane away from the birds at the last second. Choose the sentence that correctly describes the situation.
    • A. 

      The plane hit nearly all the birds.

    • B. 

      The plane nearly hit all the birds.

    • C. 

      Nearly all the birds were hit by the plane.

  • 2. 
    Choose the answer that corrects the misplaced phrase in this sentence: Wearing a tutu, Bill Bates gave pet rats to the little girl and her brother.
    • A. 

      Bill Bates gave pet rats wearing a tutu to the little girl and her brother.

    • B. 

      Bill Bates gave pet rats to the little girl and her brother wearing a tutu.

    • C. 

      Bill Bates gave pet rats to the little girl wearing a tutu and her brother.

    • D. 

      The modifier is placed correctly in the original sentence.

  • 3. 
    Choose the sentences that do NOT contain a misplaced clause.
    • A. 

      The mother claimed during dinner she would shout gibberish.

    • B. 

      During dinner, the mother claimed she would shout gibberish.

    • C. 

      The mother claimed she would shout gibberish during dinner.

  • 4. 
    A dangling modifier is a word or clause that appropriately relates to the word it modifies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Pick the appropriate location for this modifier: eating banana pancakes.
    • A. 

      The couple _______ watched the rain falling from the sky.

    • B. 

      The couple watched the rain _______ falling form the sky.

    • C. 

      The couple watched the rain falling from the sky ________.

  • 6. 
    Choose the sentence that does NOT include a dangling modifier.
    • A. 

      Being a sit-down comedian, it was hard to make ends meet.

    • B. 

      Biking to class, the sun shined upon the student.

    • C. 

      Having been used to clean the floor, Gregory was unwilling to use his toothbrush.

    • D. 

      Devouring ample amounts of Cook-Out, the engineer felt joy seeping back into his soul.

  • 7. 
    Choose the option the corrects the following sentence: Having finished applications, the celebration began.
    • A. 

      There is no error in the original sentence.

    • B. 

      Having finished applications, Hugo began the celebration.

    • C. 

      Having finished applications, it was time to begin the celebrations.

  • 8. 
    Select the squinting modifier from the sentence: Having been fully restored, the car was the owner's true love, so the owner who commuted often drove the car.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Having been fully restored

    • C. 

      Fully

    • D. 

      Often

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      This sentence contains a dangling modifier. The correct subject need to be inserted after this dangling modifier to correct it.

    • B. 

      There is no error and the sentence should remain unchanged.

    • C. 

      The sentence contains a misplaced modifier. Consider reorganizing the phrase: "indoor man's plants."

  • 10. 
    Jack wants to tell Jill that he loves her and no one else. What sentence should Jack use to convey the correct meaning to Jill? Careful attention should be given to the modifier "just."
    • A. 

      "I have chosen to love just you."

    • B. 

      Jack should say nothing, since words usually complicate things.

    • C. 

      "I have just chosen to love you."

    • D. 

      "I just love you."