I.8 MISPLACED MODIFIERS

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Independent Practice :

Independent Practice I.8 Misplaced Modifiers

1. Choose the sentence that contains an error.:

1. Choose the sentence that contains an error. Buying pieces one at a time, I will eventually collect the series. Caused by a gas leak, the fire destroyed the building. In need of major repairs, the movie star donated money to the museum. With her shopping list in hand, my mom walked to the store. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

2. Choose the sentence that is written correctly.:

2 . Choose the sentence that is written correctly. A. She served meals to the customers on paper plates. B. Feeling festive, decorations were put up by Melanie. C. As captain of the ship, the choice was his. D. Exhausted from the game, Carrie fell asleep on the bus . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

3. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. :

3 . Choose the sentence that is written correctly. A . Kneeling on the floor, the kitten played with the boy. B . Rainbow Row is a famous setting in South Carolina painted by many. Sitting on the porch, we were discussing our childhoods . D . She moved to a condo, living in a city . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

4. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. :

4 . Choose the sentence that is written correctly. A . Pinned by his opponent, he lost the match. B . While playing video games, my mother came in to offer me milk and cookies. C . Detouring for the wreck, our trip was lengthened. D . Born in December, we celebrated Julie’s birthday at Christmas . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

5. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. :

5 . Choose the sentence that is written correctly. A . The apple pie won the contest homemade by grandmother. B . Washed in the washing machine, I saw the letter shredded. C . Crawling on the floor, she stepped on the bug. D . Writing in her diary, June was quiet . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

6. Choose the sentence that uses almost correctly.:

6. Choose the sentence that uses almost correctly. I almost washed all the dishes but the hot water ran out . B . My little brother almost is seven years old. C . The car ran out of gas almost before getting to the station but barely made it. D . Almost all of the bird seed has been eaten, and little is left . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

7. Choose the sentence in which only is used appropriately.:

7 . Choose the sentence in which only is used appropriately. A . We only had two eggs left. B . I could only hear one speaker. C . The children knew only two Christmas songs. D . The singer only has five songs in his repertoire . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

8. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. :

8 . Choose the sentence that is written correctly. A . We ran out of food almost before the party was over. B . After eventually all the balls were hit, we stopped. C . We eventually arrived at the last stop. D . The basketball players only scored two points . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

9. Choose the sentence that contains an error. :

9 . Choose the sentence that contains an error. A . The contestant smiled shyly into the camera. B . She had been excited quite before the party. C . The surgeon had cautiously removed the bullet. D . I was quite relaxed during the ceremony . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

10. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. :

10 . Choose the sentence that is written correctly. A . When snowing, the children out of school are excited. B . Braking for the cyclist, the car slid on the icy spot. C . Winning the lottery, the old couple fulfilled their dream of a new home. D . Although exhausted, my exercises were not over . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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