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GrammarQuiz – Dangling Modifiers

Underline the dangling modifiers. Select the correct solution for each dangling modifier.

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1. Unemployment creates tension in families when wondering from where the next pay check will come. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

2. To finish the book, thirty pages needed to be read. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

3. Students who have poor study habits frequently received poor test scores. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

4. The lecture was effectively presented using diagrams and photographs. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

5. Using credit cards, the payments can be spread over time. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

6. Taking certain pain relievers, many claims of improved health have been made. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

7. To design clothing today, unique ideas are needed. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

8. Using radiation therapy to treat disease, doctors will improve medical care. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

9. Vitamin C has been recognized as an important vitamin when taken as a supplement. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

10. After writing the exam last Friday, all the courses requirements had been met. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

11. Hiking along the mountain trail a wallet was picked up. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

12. By using a piece of thin wire, I kept the lens of my glasses in place. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

13. After attending an all night negotiating meeting, a settlement was not reached. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

14. TV talk shows can have a very important influence when voting for senators. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

15. Removing the traffic lights, traffic will flow smoother through the new suburb. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

16. After an hour into the marathon race, a deep pain was felt. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

17. In the race for the first time, a sense of surprise was felt. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

18. By increasing the price, beluga caviar was made readily available. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

19. Using this medication with older patients, many improvements have been observed in their health. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause

20. Delaying the release of the book, the publisher suffered a serious loss in sales. Answer Key – click HERE.

Correcting dangling modifiers Check Solution
Replace verbal phrase with a clause
Verbal phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Prepositional phrase needs a subject in the main clause
Add a subject to the subordinate clause
Add a predicate to the subordinate clause