Match the misplaced or dangling modifier reference to the correct
solution: A misplaced modifier
a. Rewrite the sentence, adding a noun to which the dangling
phrase clearly refers. Often you will have to add other words
to make the meaning of the sentence clear.
b. Move the misplaced phrase as close as possible to the word or
words it modifies.
c. Place the adverb only immediately before the word or group of
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To correct a misplaced modifier, move the modifier as close as possible to the word or phrase it is describing.
Here's an example of a misplaced modifier:
As this sentence is written, it means that the sister, not the puppy, is named Fido. That's because the modifier “they call Fido” is in the wrong place in the sentence.
Here's how the sentence should read:
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