Silo

Solo disponible en BuenasTareas
  • Páginas : 2 (324 palabras )
  • Descarga(s) : 0
  • Publicado : 15 de mayo de 2011
Leer documento completo
Vista previa del texto
1:Leave the modifier as it is.
2: Change the main part of the sentence so that it begins with the term actually modified.
3: This change will put the modifier next to the term it modifies.EX 1: looking towards the west, a funnel shaped cloud stirred up dust.
May be corrected if
Looking toward the west, I saw a funnel shaped cloud stir up dust.
Now the sentence means thatI was looking toward the wets.

Correction Method #2
• Change the dangling modifier phrase to a subordinate clause, creating a subject and verb.
• Leave the rest of the sentence as it is.When nine years old, my mother enrolled in medical school.
May be corrected if
When I was nine years old, my mother enrolled in medical school.
I : subject
Was: verbhttp://www.towson.edu/ows/moduledangling.htm
APPOSITIVES
An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. The appositive can be a short or long combination of words. Look atthese examples:
The insect, a cockroach, is crawling across the kitchen table.
The insect, a large cockroach, is crawling across the kitchen table.
The insect, a large cockroach with hairylegs, is crawling across the kitchen table.
The insect, a large, hairy-legged cockroach that has spied my bowl of oatmeal, is crawling across the kitchen table.
Here are more examples:
Duringthe dinner conversation, Clifford, the messiest eater at the table, spewed mashed potatoes like an erupting volcano.
My 286 computer, a modern-day dinosaur, chews floppy disks as noisily as mybrother does peanut brittle.
Genette's bedroom desk, the biggest disaster area in the house, is a collection of overdue library books, dirty plates, computer components, old mail, cat hair, andempty potato chip bags.
Reliable, Diane's eleven-year-old beagle, chews holes in the living room carpeting as if he were still a puppy.

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/appositive.htm
tracking img