Correct Dangling And Misplaced Modifiers

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Dangling Modifier Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      Hiking the trail, Bill heard birds chirping loudly

    • B.

      Coming out of the market, the bananas fell on the pavement

    • C.

      He wore a straw hat on his head, which was obviously too small

    • D.

      I saw an accident walking down the street

    Correct Answer
    A. Hiking the trail, Bill heard birds chirping loudly
    Explanation
    The sentence "Hiking the trail, Bill heard birds chirping loudly" is written correctly because it uses a participial phrase at the beginning of the sentence to provide additional information about the subject, Bill. The verb "heard" is in the correct tense and agrees with the subject. The sentence is also structured in a clear and concise manner.

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  • 2. 

    Select the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      Freshly painted, Jim left the room to dry

    • B.

      Playing pool in the living room, the radio was turned on by Jim

    • C.

      Biting his victim, the vampire felt a momentary thrill

    • D.

      I brushed my teeth after eating with Crest Toothpaste

    Correct Answer
    C. Biting his victim, the vampire felt a momentary thrill
  • 3. 

    Choose the sentence(s) that are/is written correctly.

    • A.

      Stuck in the mud, the man called for help.

    • B.

      Stuck in the mud, Tim could see a man waving.

    • C.

      Stuck in the mud, the man tried to free himself.

    • D.

      Stuck in the mud, the rescue services rushed to the man's assistance.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Stuck in the mud, the man called for help.
    C. Stuck in the mud, the man tried to free himself.
    Explanation
    The given correct answers are both written correctly. They follow the pattern of starting with the phrase "Stuck in the mud" and then providing a complete sentence that makes sense on its own.

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  • 4. 

    Select the sentence(s) that are/is written correctly.

    • A.

      Soaring high above the fields, the eagle is a majestic bird.

    • B.

      Soaring high above the fields, we could see the eagle clearly.

    • C.

      Soaring high above the fields, the eagle can spot its prey easily.

    • D.

      Soaring high above the fields, we watched the eagles for hours.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Soaring high above the fields, the eagle is a majestic bird.
    C. Soaring high above the fields, the eagle can spot its prey easily.
    Explanation
    The given correct answers are written in the present tense and use the correct subject-verb agreement. In the first sentence, "the eagle is a majestic bird" correctly describes the eagle as a majestic bird. In the third sentence, "the eagle can spot its prey easily" correctly states that the eagle has the ability to spot its prey easily. Both sentences are grammatically correct and convey the intended meaning.

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  • 5. 

    Select the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      Did you see a guy with a beard cross the bridge?

    • B.

      Did you see a guy cross the bridge with a beard?

    • C.

      Did you see a guy with a beard that crossed that bridge?

    • D.

      Did you see a guy with a beard that was crossing the bridge?

    Correct Answer
    A. Did you see a guy with a beard cross the bridge?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Did you see a guy with a beard cross the bridge?" This sentence is written in a clear and concise manner, using the correct word order and verb tense. It effectively conveys the intended meaning without any unnecessary or confusing elements.

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  • 6. 

    Select the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      While lacing my shoelaces, the cat yawned and settled into the chair.

    • B.

      While settling into the chair and yawning, the cat was lacing my shoelaces.

    • C.

      While I was lacing my shoelaces, the cat yawned and settled into the chair.

    • D.

      The cat yawned and settled into the chair while lacing my shoelaces.

    Correct Answer
    C. While I was lacing my shoelaces, the cat yawned and settled into the chair.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "While I was lacing my shoelaces, the cat yawned and settled into the chair." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the past continuous tense ("was lacing") to describe an action that was happening at a specific point in the past ("While I was lacing my shoelaces"). Additionally, the sentence uses parallel structure by connecting two actions with the word "and" ("the cat yawned and settled into the chair").

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