Mighty Red Pen

February 20, 2012

Suggestions for fighting bad modifiers

Filed under: Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 8:37 pm
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This little tidbit was sent by my West Coast correspondent. He called this example of a misplaced modifier delicious, and I have to agree.

Oh noes! Bad development proposals from the New Jersey Audubon Society! Oh, wait a minute, not so fast.  More likely, the writer meant “Suggestions from the New Jersey Audubon Society for fighting bad development proposals.” See what I did there?

For more on misplaced modifiers, check out here.

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