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Identifying Modifier Errors Quiz

Instructions: Each of the following sentences is either correct (with no modifier error) or contains a misplaced or dangling modifier. A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that, because of its incorrect position within a sentence, modifies the wrong thing. A dangling modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that modifies an element that is missing from a sentence. After identifying the error (if there is one), fix the sentence.

Question 1:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 2:


a) no error
b) dangling modifier
c) misplaced modifier

Question 3:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 4:


a) no error
b) dangling modifier
c) misplaced modifier

Question 5:


a) no error
b) misplaced modifier
c) dangling modifier

Question 6:


a) misplaced modifier
b) dangling modifier
c) no error

Question 7:


a) no error
b) dangling modifier
c) misplaced modifier

Question 8:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 9:


a) misplaced modifier
b) dangling modifier
c) no error

Question 10:


a) no error
b) dangling modifier
c) misplaced modifier

Question 11:


a) dangling modifier
b) no error
c) misplaced modifier

Question 12:


a) no error
b) dangling modifier
c) misplaced modifier

Question 13:


a) no error
b) misplaced modifier
c) dangling modifier

Question 14:


a) dangling modifier
b) misplaced modifier
c) no error

Question 15:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 16:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 17:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 18:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 19:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier

Question 20:


a) misplaced modifier
b) no error
c) dangling modifier