ACT English Practice: Misplaced Modifiers


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Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Pulling my USB drive out of the computer, I hoped that the virus hadn't gotten into it yet.

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1. Citing its health benefits, jogging was my brother's exercise of choice.

2. Despite being a very competent engineer, Robin's nervousness makes her perform poorly in job interviews.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Misplaced modifiers can make sentences difficult to understand, and this quiz will test your ability to rephrase these modifiers in a way that makes the sentences clearer. Questions about misplaced modifiers will be featured on your English ACTs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on your ability to:

  • Recognize misplaced modifiers
  • Understand who or what the modifier is referring to in a sentence
  • Correctly rephrase the modifier

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related misplaced modifiers lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve misplaced modifier practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding misplaced modifiers and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as modifiers

Additional Learning

To learn more about misplaced modifiers in the context of the ACTs, read through the lesson called ACT English Practice: Misplaced Modifiers. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Understand the definition of a modifier and misplaced modifier
  • Learn where a modifier should be in a sentence
  • Understand how to phrase a modifier so the sentence is clearer