Dangling Modifiers

Monica Wood in The Pocket Muse, gives examples of sentences with dangling  modifiers that show amusing results.

“Mary admired the dress I bought for her in a department store with puffed sleeves.” The store had puffed sleeves?

“Sidetracked by the phone call, the stew boiled over and Ella blamed her chatty mother.”  The phone call sidetracked the stew?

People in my writing classes, here’s some more homework. Rewrite the above examples without the dangling modifiers. Hand them in on November 26th and 27th.

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