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topic: DANGLING MODIFIERS 3 - Identifying dangling modifiers | level: Advanced



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

1. Unable to bake the bread herself, Rebecca's grandmother had to show her how to do it.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

2. Saddened by the news, my mother had to comfort me.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

3. Happy about his promotion, John whistled all the way home.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

4. While speaking to the police officer, the phone rang.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

5. While I was speaking to the police officer, the phone rang.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

6. Having sampled some great food, I was content.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

7. Having failed the test, the teacher helped her prepare for the next one.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

8. Having failed the test, Mary asked the teacher to help her prepare for the next one.
  DANGLING MODIFIER
  CORRECT

9. Tired from running, Tom took a shower.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER

10. While biking around town, many dogs barked at me.
  CORRECT
  DANGLING MODIFIER


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