Grammar Giggles From The Editing Hall: Misplaced modifiers

Remember the LITERAL people in your life. Misplaced modifiers can be catastrophic!

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A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies or describes. Because of the separation, sentences with this error often sound awkward, ridiculous, or confusing. Furthermore, they can be downright illogical.

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The example above suggests that a gold man owns a watch.

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