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    Default Correct Modifier Errors

    I just want to know if these are the correct answers. Thank you for your help!

    1. While making plans for vacation, the phone in the den rang.
    a. The phone in the den rang while makings plan for vacation.
    b. While the family was making plans for vacation, the phone rang.
    c. The phone rang while making plans for vacation in the den.
    d. In the den, the phone rang while making plans for vacation.

    2. After purchasing a new computer with modem, the Internet would be accessible.
    a. The Internet would be accessible after purchasing a new computer with a modem.
    b. With a new modem, the Internet would be accessible after purchasing a new computer.
    c. With a modem after purchasing a new computer, the Internet would be accessible.
    d. After John purchased a new computer with a modem, the Internet was accessible to him.

    3.While attempting to fax the documents, the customerís number was misdialed
    a. The customerís number was misdialed while attempting to fax the documents.
    b. While the secretary was attempting to fax the documents, customerís number was misdialed.
    c. Faxing the document, the customerís number was misdialed.
    d. The customerís number, while attempting to fax the documents, was misdialed.

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    Default Re: Correct Modifier Errors

    Quote Originally Posted by htk620 View Post
    I just want to know if these are the correct answers. Thank you for your help!

    1. While making plans for vacation, the phone in the den rang.
    a. The phone in the den rang while makings plan for vacation.
    b. While the family was making plans for vacation, the phone rang. Correct
    c. The phone rang while making plans for vacation in the den.
    d. In the den, the phone rang while making plans for vacation.

    2. After purchasing a new computer with modem, the Internet would be accessible.
    a. The Internet would be accessible after purchasing a new computer with a modem.
    b. With a new modem, the Internet would be accessible after purchasing a new computer.
    c. With a modem after purchasing a new computer, the Internet would be accessible.
    d. After John had purchased a new computer with a modem, the Internet was became accessible to him.

    3.While attempting to fax the documents, the customerís number was misdialed
    a. The customerís number was misdialed while attempting to fax the documents.
    b. While the secretary was attempting to fax the documents, the customerís number was misdialed.
    c. Faxing the document, the customerís number was misdialed.
    d. The customerís number, while attempting to fax the documents, was misdialed.
    Your choices are correct, but I`ve made some modifications.

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