Dangling Modifier Quizzes & Trivia

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    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.

Test your modifying skills!

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    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

Review Test

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    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

Choose the correct form of each incorrect sentence.  

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    While walking through the shopping mall, my head suddenly began to pound.

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...

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    Many of the trustees congratulated him for his speech at the end of the meeting and promised their support.

Dangling Modifier Questions & Answers

Which of the following sentences contain a dangling modifier?
To raise a good dog, patience is useful is the example of a dangling modifier. A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies something not clearly stated in the sentence. These are also known as misplaced modifiers and to correct this proble
Why do I get anxiety when walking around the shopping mall?
Suddenly my head began to pound while I was walking through the shopping mall.
What is misplaced here? While eating dinner, a fly slipped into her soup.
A fly slipped into her soup while she was eating.
Which sentence contains a misplaced modifier?
The answer to this is B. What makes the modifier for this sentence wrong? The use of modifiers can be very important. There are some sentences that will change simply because of the modifier that has been placed. In this case, the modifier is put in