MODIFERS

MODIFERS - Highly unusual , the situation called for...

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1MISPLACED MODIFIERS To stay in touch with customers, telephone contacts were encouraged among all sales reps. Noxious fumes made the office workers sick coming from the storage tanks of a nearby paint manufacturer.
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To stay in touch with customers, sales reps were encouraged to make telephone contacts. Noxious fumes coming from the storage tanks of a nearby paint manufacturer made the office workers sick.
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THE MOVABLE ADJECTIVE PHRASE Hot and tired , the Boy Scouts trudged the last mile to their campsite. The Boy Scouts, hot and tired , trudged the last mile to their campsite. The hot, tired Boy Scouts trudged the last mile to their campsite.
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Unformatted text preview: Highly unusual , the situation called for extraordinary measures. The situation, highly unusual , called for extraordinary measures. The highly unusual situation called for extraordinary measures. CHANGING ADJECTIVAL PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES TO A PRENOUN MODIFER An elderly lady with white hair = an elderly white-haired lady The old gentlemen with the beard = the old bearded gentleman Guests for dinner = dinner guests The soliloquy in the second act = the second-act soliloquy The problems with the budget = the budget problems A friend of Amys = Amys friend The final exam in calculus = the calculus final exam...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Yukov during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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