Dangling Modifier and Uneven Cobblestones
C. Revising Sentences by Correcting unclear You didn’t do anything! Comparisons and Incorrect, Misplaced, and Dangling Modifiers Each of the following sentences contains an unclear comparison, an Incorrect form of a modifier, a misplaced modifier, or a dangling modifier. Write each sentence, correcting the error. X 21 . Seeing that no damage had been done, their cars drove away In opposite directions. Seeing that no damage had been done, they drove their cars away In opposite directions. 22. Working long hours and taking few vacations, the success that he had longed for came to him after many years.
The success that he had longed for came to him after many years of working long ho ours and taking few vacations. 23. The temperature in Houston is higher than Chicago. The temperature in Houston is higher than the temperature in Chicago. X 24. Looking through a telescope, the Cliffs of Dover came into view. The Clefs of Dover came into view while looking through a telescope. X 25. The branches of the tree hung over the fence that we planted. The branches of the tree that we planted, hung over the fence x 26. Walking very careful over the uneven cobblestones, the elderly woman made her way from one end of the lane to the other.
The elderly woman, walking very carefully over the uneven cobblestones, made her w ay from one end of the lane to other. 27. The gift was more costlier than I had expected it to be. The gift coated more than I had expected it to be. X 28. The glass fell onto the floor, that was full. Of cranberry Juice. The glass, that was full of cranberry Juice, fell onto the floor. X 29. Balking, I quickly grew frustrated with the mule. I quickly grew frustrated with the balking mule 30. Michael hoped that his time on the sprint was faster than Patrick. Michael hoped that his time on the sprint was faster than Patriot’s time on the sprint.