Misplaced And Dangling Modifiers

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Dangling Modifier Quizzes & Trivia

Each of the following sentences are either correct or incorrect. If incorrect, choose option A, B, or C. If the sentence is correct as is, select option D. Avoid rephrased sentences, focus on the misplacement of the modifiers and the dangling modifiers!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Many of the trustees congratulated him for his speech at the end of the meeting and promised their support.
    • A. 

      At the end of the meeting, many of the trustees congratulated him for his speech, and promised their support.

    • B. 

      The speech was given at the end of the meeting and the trustees promised their support.

    • C. 

      The trustees congratulated the meeting and promised his support.

    • D. 

      This sentence is correct.

  • 2. 
    They said it's going to rain on the radio.
    • A. 

      It's raining on the radio.

    • B. 

      The rain will be on the radio.

    • C. 

      They just said on the radio that it is going to rain.

    • D. 

      This sentence is correct.

  • 3. 
    Walking to my car, I spilled tea all over my new suit.
    • A. 

      I spilled tea all over my car while wearing my new suit.

    • B. 

      Spilling tea on my suit, I walked to my car.

    • C. 

      My new suit spilled tea all over my car.

    • D. 

      This sentence is correct.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The soup had a fly in it.

    • B. 

      A fly slipped into her soup while she was eating.

    • C. 

      The lady had a fly in her soup.

    • D. 

      This sentence is correct.

  • 5. 
    The TV helps me get through the night, as I have trouble sleeping.
    • A. 

      Having trouble sleeping, the TV helped me get through the night.

    • B. 

      The TV gave me the inability to sleep.

    • C. 

      The TV helped the night get through sleeping.

    • D. 

      This sentence is correct.