The process will only require that you and your pets be out

DUE DATE: This test must be completed and submitted to me by midnight
Wednesday, November 18 standard eastern time.
POINTS: This test is worth
500 points or 10% of your overall grade in the class. Each problem is
worth 25 points.
DIRECTIONS: This is an open notes, open-book test. Rewrite the
sentences below so that they no longer have a dangling modifier or a misplaced
modifier. Do not fix the sentence by simply removing the modifier; the
modifier must remain in your final sentence.
1.
The process will only require that
you and your pets be out of the apartment for 15 minutes. (Keep the word
“only” in the sentence.)
Revised- The process will require that you and your pets be out
of the apartment for only 15 minutes.

2.
Revolving out of control, the
maintenance worker shut down the turbine.
Revised- The maintenance worker shut down the turbine, since it
was revolving out of control.

3.
Speaking to my friend, it dawned on
me that I needed to call my mother.
Revised-After speaking to my friend, it dawned on me that I
needed to call my mother.

4.
Exploding with tremendous force,
people thousands of miles away heard the volcanic eruption.
Revised- People heard the volcanic eruption thousands of miles
away when it exploded with tremendous force.

5.
Deadwood, Kansas nearly was the home
to a dozen of famous characters from the Old West. (Keep the word
“nearly” in your final sentence.)
Revised- Deadwood, Kansas was the home to nearly a dozen famous
characters from the Old West.

6.
James chased the balloon on in-line
skates.
Revised- While on in-line
skates, James chased the balloon.

7.
Hammering on the tree outside my
bedroom window, I was awakened by a woodpecker at five o’clock every morning.
Revised- I was awakened at five o’clock every morning by a
woodpecker hammering on the tree outside my bedroom window.

8.
At the age of twelve, my social
studies teacher entered me in a public speaking contest.
Revised- My social studies teacher entered me in a public
speaking contest, at the age twelve.

9.
The mayor promised to get tough on
crime on the steps of City Hall.
Revised- From the steps of City Hall, the mayor promised to get
tough on crime.

10. Simon’s reading speed almost shows he reads 400 words per
minute. (Keep the word “almost” in your final sentence.)
Revised- Simon’s reading speed shows that he almost reads 400
words per minute.

11. Ace Weekly is the most popular magazine in town
founded in 2012.
Revised- Founded in 2012, Ace Weekly is the most popular
magazine in town.

12. Though I was speeding, the officer just let me off with a
warning. (Keep the word “just” in your final sentence.)
Revised- Although I was speeding, the officer let me off with a
just warning.
13. After his surgery, Karl said,
“It only hurts when I laugh.” (Keep the word
“only” in your final sentence.)
Revised- After his
surgery, Karl said, “It hurts when I only laugh.”
DIRECTIONS: Combine the
following three choppy sentences into one sentence. Remember that you can
combine sentences through compound subject, compound verb, and/ or a logical
word. Do not use semi-colons to combine these three sentences.
13. Carla did her math homework. She listened to her
ipod. She ate potato chips.
Revised- Carla did her math homework while she listened to her
ipod and ate potato chips.
DIRECTIONS: Combine the sentences in the problems below by using one of the
following words: however, after, although, as, so, but, because, before,
if, until, since, thus, therefore, when, whether, while, unless. These
words indicate the logical relationship between the two sentences. Select
the word that BEST shows the logic between the two sentences.
14. The children were playing in the yard. Their mother hid
their Christmas presents in a closet.
Revised- While the children were playing in the yard, their
mother hid their Christmas presents in a closet.

15. Grandma lost her sight. Her hearing was improving.
Revised- Although Grandma lost her sight, her hearing was
improving.

16. Janet helped James through school. He decided to do the
same for her.
Revised- Since Janet helped James through school; he decided to
do the same for her.

17. Paula turned off the stove. She put the soup in the
tureen.
Revised- After Paula turned off the stove she put the soup in
the tureen.

18. Ms. Jones planted apple trees around her house. Now she
has both fruit as well as shade.
Revised- Since Ms. Jones planted apple trees around her house,
she now has both fruit as well as shade.

19. The home study course seemed to have everything I was looking
for. I thought my troubles were over.
Revised- The home study course seemed to have everything I was
looking for so I thought my troubles were over.

 

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