Scott- ELA 8 Misplaced Modifiers Quiz

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Scott- ELA 8 Misplaced Modifiers Quiz

Misplaced Modifiers: a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies (describes). Misplaced modifiers are grammatically incorrect and need to be changed. They can often lead to confusion for the reader. EXAMPLE #1:INCORRECT: Maggie raced to the finish line holding the wand. **holding the wand is in the wrong place because as written, it makes it seem like the finish line is holding the wand. It should be placed as in the following exampleCORRECT: Holding the wand, Maggie raced to the finish line. This way, Maggie is the one holding the wand.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would the following sentence be rewritten, grammatically correct?After dancing solo on stage, the audience applauded Anna's performance. 
  • 2. 
    The following sentence contains no misplaced modifiers. "This table was made by an old carpenter with carved legs."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    "A man drove past in a Corvette that was completely bald." Which of the following is a correct way to rewrite this sentence?
    • A. 

      A completely bald Corvette, drove past with a man.

    • B. 

      A man drove past in a completely bald Corvette.

    • C. 

      A completely bald man in a Corvette past.

    • D. 

      A man, that was completely bald, drove past in a Corvette.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following sentences does not have an issue with a misplaced modifier?1- Jane stomped on the bug without shoes on.2- Without shoes on, Jane stomped on the bug.
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

  • 5. 
    Which of the following sentences has an issue with a misplaced modifier?1- The man picked up the box of books with arthritis.2- The man with arthritis picked up the box of books. 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

  • 6. 
    Which sentence is written grammatically incorrect?
    • A. 

      Leaving quickly, I left my car lights on.

    • B. 

      Carrying twenty pounds on our backs, the trail seemed very difficult.

    • C. 

      In selecting a car, Linda had to take cost into account.

    • D. 

      While exercising at the gym, my shirt tore.

  • 7. 
    Which sentence is written grammatically correct?
    • A. 

      Walking to the movies, the cloudburst drenched Jim.

    • B. 

      Having been fixed the night before, Priscilla could use the car.

    • C. 

      Looking toward the west, a funnel shaped cloud was noticed.

    • D. 

      While reaching for the salt shaker, I dipped my elbow in ketchup.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following sentences has an issue with a misplaced modifier?1-  After buying lottery tickets, the man drove from his home, in his truck.2- The young woman returned to her home after buying groceries in her car.
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

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