the position of the present participle

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aysaa

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Hi,

When they went to Texas they expected a better job.

1- Going
to Texas they expected a better job. (It is OK)
2- They expected a better job, going to Texas .

Because she felt hungry, he went into the kitchen and opened the fridge.

3- Feeling
hungry, he went into the kitchen and opened the fridge. (It is Ok)
4- He went into the kitchen and opened the fridge, feeling hungry.

I would like to learn if I must write the present participle at the beginning of sentences or can I replace it as it is in sentence 2 and 4.

Thanks.
 

SoothingDave

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You should attach the modifier to the thing you want to modify.

Your sentences 2 and 4 can be misunderstood. Is the job going to Texas? Is the fridge feeling hungry?
 
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