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    Default Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    Please , i would like to get answers for these sentences.
    A. Revise the senteces to eliminate dangling modifiers and do not revise any correct sentence.
    1- By standing and repeating the pledge, the meeting came to an end.
    2- Having taken his seat, we began to question the witness.
    3- Ready to pich camp , the windstorm hit.
    5- The convicts did not yield , thinking they could attract the support of the prees.
    6- Burned to the ground , the Welches had to build a new house.

    B.Combine the tow sentences in each item into a single sentence. Use an appropriately placed verbal phrase or elliptical clause as an introductory parenthetical element.

    1- I turned on the flashers and lifted the hood . A speeding motorist, i thought , midht slow down , see my predicament, and offer me a ride.

    thank you

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    I'm not going to answer your homework for you, but let's look at sentence 2 for example.

    2- Having taken his seat, we began to question the witness.

    The subject of the sentence is "we". We began to question the witness. The phrase "Having taken his seat" refers not to we, but to the witness. However, when you append that phrase immediately before the "we" - it looks like it applies to "we." If it did, then the sentence would be re-written as follows:

    "We all took the witness's seat (and either sat ourselves in it, or threw it out the window) and then we began to question the poor witness (who had to stand, because we had taken his seat)"

    Of course, that's not the intent. The writer is trying to say that after the witness took his seat (sat down), we began to throw questions at him.

    The sentence should therefore be re-cast as

    After the witness took his seat, we began to question him.

    This give us clarity in each phrase, "the witness took his seat" and "we began to question him."

    If this has been at all helpful to you, please now look at your homework again and try revising as necessary and then ask us if your revisions are correct.

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    Thank for your post . I tried to revise these sentences . please correct my answers.
    1- By standing and repeating the pledge, the teacher decided to the meeting came to an end.
    2- you should be ready to pitch camp , the windstorm hit.
    5- The convicts did not yield , they thought they could attract the support of the prees.
    the Welches had to build a new house , they burned to the ground or the Welches burned to the ground and , they had to build a new house.

    B.1- Having turned on the flashers and lifted the hood . I thought that a speeding motorist might slow down and see my predicament, and then offer me a ride.

    Thank for you

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    can anyone correct my answers?

    thank you

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    Quote Originally Posted by the killer View Post
    can anyone correct my answers?

    thank you
    Sorry, but we cannot help you with your homework assignment.

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    Quote Originally Posted by the killer View Post
    Thank for your post . I tried to revise these sentences . please correct my answers.
    1- By standing and repeating the pledge, the teacher decided to the meeting came to an end.
    2- you should be ready to pitch camp , the windstorm hit.
    5- The convicts did not yield , they thought they could attract the support of the prees.
    the Welches had to build a new house , they burned to the ground or the Welches burned to the ground and , they had to build a new house.

    B.1- Having turned on the flashers and lifted the hood . I thought that a speeding motorist might slow down and see my predicament, and then offer me a ride.

    Thank for you
    Hi,
    I'm sorry, but you don't seem to have a basic understanding of this. Your "corrections" are all incorrect. For example, do you really think that the people named "the Welches" burned to the ground? And if they did burn to the ground, do you really think they would do anything at all? They would be dead!

    I think you need to go back and review this lesson again.

    Do not use a comma to connect two sentences together.

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    How can i answer correctly?

    l need your helping because i have a quiz on the next week.

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    Okay, let's take one example:
    Burned to the ground , the Welches had to build a new house.

    What burned to the ground?
    If you start with "Burned to the ground," the subject comes next, and it's what burned to the ground.


    Or you could start with "After.... "

    So try to write the sentence two difference ways.

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    Quote Originally Posted by the killer View Post
    Please , i would like to get answers for these sentences.
    A. Revise the senteces to eliminate dangling modifiers and do not revise any correct sentence.
    1- By standing and repeating the pledge, the meeting came to an end.
    This means that the meeting stood and repeated the pledge. You don't want to say that. You want to say that "We brought the meeting to an end by standing and repeating the pledge". And you do that by writing:
    By standing and repeating the pledge, we brought the meeting to an end.
    The subject that begins the second clause, has to be the subject which performs the actions of the first clause.

    2- Having taken his seat, we began to question the witness.
    Who has taken his seat? - the witness.
    Having taken his seat, the witness was questioned.
    Having taken his seat, the witness began to be questioned.

    Now, you do the same with the rest.
    a. Decide who did the action in the first clause.
    b. Write the first clause
    c. Put the subject (of the action in the first clause) directly after the first clause
    d. Finish the sentence so that it means the same as the original.

    3- Ready to pitch camp , the windstorm hit.
    5- The convicts did not yield , thinking they could attract the support of the prees.
    6- Burned to the ground , the Welches had to build a new house.

    B.Combine the tow sentences in each item into a single sentence. Use an appropriately placed verbal phrase or elliptical clause as an introductory parenthetical element.

    1- I turned on the flashers and lifted the hood . A speeding motorist, i thought , midht slow down , see my predicament, and offer me a ride.

    thank you
    R.

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    Default Re: Dangling Modifiers and Combining

    hello
    Are these correct?
    1.you sould be ready to pitch the camp , because the windstorm will hit the camp.
    2-The convicts did not yield , they thought they could attract the support of the press.
    3-After their house was burned to the ground, the Welches had to build a new house.


    thanks for all

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