June 6, 2011 AB - Modifiers ConsiderThisHeadline:...

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Judge asked to jail drunk driver  who killed four for eight years. Consider This Headline : Corrected Judge asked to jail for eight years drunk driver who killed four.
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Modifiers are words that describe. Modifiers should  directly precede   or   follow  the words they describe.   Otherwise, the sentence will be  awkward or its meaning unclear. The Principle
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A department store ad: "Mixing Bowl  Set designed to please a cook with  round bottom for efficient beating." What’s wrong with this sentence?
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Any time you have an introductory  verbal phrase , the words immediately following the phrase should tell the reader who or what is performing the action. Analysis Tip:   Introductory Phrases
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Belching steam and hissing  dangerously, the driver cautiously  examined the overheated radiator .
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The driver cautiously examined the  overheated radiator, which was  belching steam and hissing  dangerously.  Correct
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Foaming at the mouth and barking  ferociously, the mailman ran away  from the dog.
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Foaming at the mouth and barking ferociously , the dog chased the  mailman out of the yard. Correct
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Being an economics major , project that deals with supply and  demand was the most appropriate  topic for my short report.
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Correct Being an economics major , chose a project that deals with  supply and demand.
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As a baboon who grew up wild in the jungle, I realized  that Wiki had special needs. Plunging 1,000 feet into the gorge, we had a  spectacular view of Yosemite Falls. Here are some suggestions for handling obscene  phone calls from Aliant. No one was injured in the blast, which was attributed  to a buildup of gas by one town official. Wayne Rooney soaked an ankle he injured in an ice  bucket. Yoko Ono will talk about her husband, John Lennon,  who was killed in an interview with Barbara Walters. After years of being lost under a pile of dust, Chester 
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