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topic: DANGLING MODIFIERS 1 - Identifying dangling modifiers | level: Advanced



Choose whether each of the following sentences is CORRECT, or whether it has a DANGLING MODIFIER:

1. Unlike many other students, the financial aid office did not approve his application.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

2. Unlike many other students, Jim didn't have any problems with his teachers.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

3. Having learned Spanish in just three months, the stay in Mexico was a success.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

4. Having learned French in just three months, Paul was as happy as he could be.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

5. Drinking a beer, the feeling was a familiar one.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

6. While watching a movie, people who talk loudly are really annoying.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

7. While listening to the radio, one should always make sure that the volume is not too loud.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

8. At the age of sixteen, I moved back to California.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

9. Looking over the student's exam, several mistakes became evident right away.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

10. Looking over the student's exam, the professor noticed several mistakes.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER


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