Session 5 - English for Academic Studies(Workshop Semester...

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English for Academic Studies (Workshop) Session 5: Misplaced Modifiers Semester 1, 2011/12 ©PolyU HKCC 1 Session 5: Misplaced Modifiers Part A: Diagnostic Test Identify and underline the misplaced modifiers in the following paragraphs. Then, revise these sentences to eliminate errors of misplaced modifiers in the space between the lines by putting “^” in the correct position. Paragraph 1 (1) After a full day of work, we tend to restfully spend most of our time watching television because during primetime those dramas and comedy sitcoms are *amusing and *hilarious, and they make us feel more relaxed. (2) However, during these few years many reality shows are being broadcast as during primetime they have become more popular among the TV viewing audience. (3) Reality shows are starting to gradually take over the traditional dramas and comedy sitcoms. *Amusing: Make you laugh *Hilarious: Extremely funny . Part B: Grammatical Sentences - Review Modifiers – A modifier is a word or a group of words which describes or identifies another word or group of words in the same sentence. It can be a single word, a phrase, or a clause. Modifiers of Nouns - A modifier may provide more information about a noun. More technically, they could be called “adjectivals”. Hong Kong is an international city [single word]. Firms from all over the world establish offices in Hong Kong [phrase]. Only those applicants who have passed the English proficiency test will be shortlisted for a second interview [clause].
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English for Academic Studies (Workshop) Session 5: Misplaced Modifiers Semester 1, 2011/12 ©PolyU HKCC 2 Modifiers of Verbs - A modifier may provide more information about a verb. More technically, they could be called “adverbials”. Having near-native English proficiency can greatly enhance your job prospects in today’s competitive job market [single word]. In this essay, we will analyse the status of English from multiple perspectives
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course COMP 3868 taught by Professor Keithchan during the Winter '97 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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