How misused modifiers can hurt your writing
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Now that you’ve got the basics, you might want to learn more about the different problems that modifiers can create when they’re improperly used. Grammar Monster explains dangling and squinting modifiers, and also the problem of misplaced modifiers overall, and how to identify the different types. Grammar Girl gives a very detailed guide to the problems that can arise when modifiers are misplaced—with some funny example sentences, too.
To give you a sense of the many shapes and forms that modifiers can take, you could read some more example sentences on Purdue University’s grammar guide, or take a look at this source, which has a long list of example sentences that you can use to test out your new-found knowledge.
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