Master Your Modifiers!
In this misplaced modifiers activity, pupils examine four sentences and identify the misplaced modifiers in each of them. They then rewrite the sentences correctly.
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Modifiers: Dangling, Misplaced, and Limited!
If you're looking for a clear explanation of modifiers, look no further! This three-page resource defines the term, shows several examples (and how to correct the poor examples), and gives pupils a place to practice on their own. After...
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