Dangling modifiers: Identify the modifiers and the target word(s) then rewrite the sentence. 1. I heard that there was a robbery on the evening news.
Ideally, modifiers should be close to the target words being modified. The modifier (modifying phrase) is describing where the person heard the news. Logically, “on the evening news” should be closer to the word “heard” than to the word “robbery”. Can you try rewriting the sentence to make this change? I can help you out if you’re still stuck.
Let’s try putting “on the evening news” right after the word “heard.” I heard on the evening news that there was a robbery. Makes more sense, right?
That makes a lot more sense
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