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    Modifiers

    I would like to verify the solutions from a workbook that I think might be incorrect. Correct the following sentences:

    Hoping to catch the mouse, a trap baited with cheese was left under the sink.

    Carlson was shredding the papers when the detective came in to destroy the evidence.

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    Re: Modifiers

    I'm not a teacher.

    Both of those statements are reasonable, and as far as I can tell, perfect English.

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    Re: Modifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Carlson was shredding the papers when the detective came in to destroy the evidence.
    This seems OK but quite jarring, logically speaking. I would have thought that Carlson was destroying evidence, but it reads otherwise. Without the benefit of context and punctuation marks, who knows what this sentence says.

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