Dangling Modifier: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best defines a modifier?

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1. Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

2. Imagine that an author is writing a scene that describes the way a character is moving when it starts to rain. Which of the following sentences would be most appropriate in that context?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help gauge what you know about dangling modifiers and how to use context to fix them. Some of the things you'll need to know include the definitions of modifier and context.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you to:

  • Identify a dangling modifier
  • Determine a sentence that correctly uses context and avoids dangling modifiers
  • Define context
  • Use effective methods for fixing dangling modifiers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dangling modifiers
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sentence structure
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as modifier and context
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to fix dangling modifiers

Additional Learning

To learn more about this grammatical rule, review the accompanying lesson titled, Dangling Modifier: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify clauses
  • Understand why dangling modifiers create ambiguity
  • Review examples of dangling modifiers
  • Learn how to use context to fix dangling modifiers