Misplaced modifier happens when a wrong word is modified in a sentence.

A dangling participial clause usually comes at the beginning of a sentence, and it appears to modify the subject that comes next to it which is not correct. The subject that needs to be modified is not in the sentence and this gives rise to a dangling modifier that has nothing to modify.

Correct the following sentences which have misplaced or dangling modifiers. Click the sentences for the answers.

1. David won the fight though even he was smaller in size.

1. David won the fight even though he was smaller in size.

2. Had a stomachache while taking his dinner.

2. He had a stomachache while taking his dinner.

3. Around the age of five, my father took me to the circus.

3. I was five years old when my father took me to the circus.

4. Jane left her new bag in a taxi that she bought last week.

4. In a taxi, Jane left her new bag that she bought last week.

5. Walking three kilometers a day, his legs increase their muscle mass.

5. Walking three kilometers a day increases the muscle mass of his legs.

6. Having entered the market, the fishy smell was everywhere.

6. As we entered the market, the fishy smell was everywhere.

7. Being a travelling salesman, my mom seldom saw my dad.

7. Being a travelling salesman, my dad seldom saw my mom.

8. Fearful of flying, the airplane is not for me.

8. Because I am fearful of flying, travelling by airplane is not for me.

9. Passing through the park, vandalism of benches became clear.

9. As I/we passed through the park, vandalism of benches became clear to me/us.

10. Being young, my parents did not understand me.

10. Because I was young, my parents did not understand me.