C. Opening the can, I found the food inside spoiled. 10. A. Needing to be fed, I handed the scrawny dog to the attendant. B. I handed the attendant the scrawny dog that needed to be fed. C. I handed the scrawny dog to the attendant that needed to be fed. 11.A. Speaking from experience, I know that a newborn baby needs a lot of care. B. Speaking from experience, a newborn baby needs a lot of care. C. From experience, a newborn baby needs a lot of care. 12.A. Walking across the ceiling, I noticed a large spider. B. I noticed a large spider walking across the ceiling. C. I noticed, walking across the ceiling, a large spider. DIRECTIONS: In each of the following groups, select the sentence that does nothave a misplaced or dangling modifier. 13. A. Soaring over the treetops in a hot air balloon, the view was spectacular. B. Soaring over the treetops in a hot air balloon, we enjoyed the spectacular view.14. A. After graduating from college, a good job is very important to find. B. After graduating from college, students need to find a good job. 15.A. Robert Frost was honored by President John F. Kennedy for his poetic achievements in the White House. B. Robert Frost was honored for his poetic achievements by President John F. Kennedy in the White House.
8616.A. While delivering newspapers, storm clouds appeared. B. Storm clouds appeared while I was delivering newspapers.
87Appendix M: Verbs—Active and Passive DIRECTIONS:In the following sentences, indicate whether the verbs are activewith an Aand passivewith a B.1.Outside of the courtroom, the lawyers discussed the verdict. 2.The verdict was discussed by the lawyers outside of the courtroom. 3.Ann was elected to the Monroe city council by the citizens. 4.The citizens of Monroe elected Ann to the city council. 5.Doors and windows were left open; books, clothing, and small items of furniture were scattered across the room; and curtains, sheets, and blankets were torn to shreds. 6.Someone left the doors and windows open; scattered books, clothing, and small items of furniture across the room; and tore the curtains, sheets, and blankets to shreds. 7.The team that was favored won the football game, which went into overtime. 8.The football game, which went into overtime, was won by the team that was favored. 9.The charity organization donated food and clothing to homeless shelters. 10.Food and clothing were donated to homeless shelters by the charity organization. 11.The small audience applauded the violinist. 12.The violinist was applauded by the small audience. 13.The funds for a new superhighway were approved by Governor Santiago. 14.Governor Santiago approved funds for a new superhighway. DIRECTIONS:Choose the letter of the sentence that uses verbs more effectively. 15.A. Sitting at his desk, he read several old love letters.
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