2.7 Misplaced Modifiers - Exercise 1
On a separate sheet of paper, rewrite the following sentences to correct the misplaced
The young lady was walking the dog on the telephone.
= The young lady on the telephone was walking the dog.
I heard that there was a robbery on the evening news.
= I heard on the evening news that there was a robbery.
Uncle Louie bought a running stroller for the baby that he called “Speed Racer.”
= Uncle Louis bought a running stroller that he called “Speed Racer” for the baby.
Rolling down the mountain, the explorer stopped the boulder with his powerful foot. ???
= The boulder, rolled down the mountain, was stopped by the explorer with his powerful
= Rolling down the mountain, the boulder was stooped by the explorer with his powerful
= The explorer stopped the boulder, rolled down the mountain, with his powerful foot.
We are looking for a babysitter for our precious six-year-old who doesn’t drink or smoke
and owns a car.
= We are looking for a babysitter, who doesn’t drink or smoke and owns a car, for our
The teacher served cookies to the children wrapped in aluminum foil.
= The teacher served cookies, wrapped in aluminum foil, to the children.
The mysterious woman walked toward the car holding an umbrella.
= The mysterious woman, holding an umbrella, walked toward the car.
We returned the wine to the waiter that was sour.
= We returned the wine that was sour to the waiter.
Charlie spotted a stray puppy driving home from work.
= Driving home from work, Charlie spotted a stray puppy.