Restructure It

Dangling Modifiers #15

Worksheet Description

This worksheet titled “Misplaced Modifiers” is designed to help students recognize and correct sentences that contain misplaced modifiers. A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies or describes. Because of the misplacement, the sentence may convey a meaning that is humorous, confusing, or illogical. Students are required to rewrite the sentences provided, adjusting the position of modifiers to ensure the intended meaning is clear and the syntax is correct.

The worksheet aims to teach students the significance of proper modifier placement in sentence construction. It helps them understand how a misplaced modifier can alter the meaning of a sentence and trains them to identify such issues in their writing. By rewriting the sentences, students practice the application of grammatical rules to enhance clarity and coherence in their writing. This exercise is beneficial in improving students’ proofreading skills and their overall ability to communicate effectively in written English.