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Dangling Modifiers - Exercise 2

Directions: Rewrite the following sentences to repair any dangling modifiers. Type your new sentences in the text boxes given. When you are finished, click on the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to view the correct answers.

1.  After walking for hours, the car looked wonderful.

2.  While watching a classic film, commercials are irritating.

3.  To please the children, some fireworks were set off early.

4.  At the age of twelve, my mother entered me in a contest.

5.  By taking good care of myself, the flu never kept me from work this winter.

6.  Budgeting his money carefully, his debts were finally paid.

7.  To lose weight, fatty foods should be avoided.

8.  By digging test wells, new oil sources were located.

9.  Dropped in the bushes, the child found the missing keys.

10.  Carrying a heavy pile of books, her foot caught on the step.



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