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That's Not What I Meant at All

Take a look at hilarious examples of why we need to understand misplaced and dangling modifiers (including the dangling participles you talked about in fifth grade).

Should we say "We only ate cereal for breakfast" or "We ate only cereal for breakfast"? What about "Only we ate cereal for breakfast"? Can we say, "Walking home from the party, my keys fell out of my pocket"?

How about "After finishing my homework, my dog ate it"? What about that road sign that reads "Prepare to stop when flashing"?

If these sentences sound fine to you, then you're in the right place.

(Length: two hours)

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