Editing is always a must, but occasionally a line or two escapes an editor – misplaced modifiers in particular. These can even been comical; changing the meaning of the sentence entirely.
So what is a dangling or misplaced modifier? A modifier is a word, a phrase or a clause that changes the meaning of other words by adding description or precision. Modifiers can act as adjectives or as adverbs. Read the rest of this entry »