Answer to Question #177119 in English for Ralph

Question #177119

Directions:   The sentences below have dangling modifiers. Rewrite the sentence to make them clear. 


1.     Rushing swiftly, the bridge was closed by the cresting river.

2.      Leaping silently, the bird was pounced upon by the cat.

3.      Having seen Blackpool Tower, the Eiffel Tower is more impressive.

4.      Lying in the hot sand, circling vultures watched the unconscious explorer.

5.      To lose weight, fatty foods should be avoided.


Expert's answer
  1. I rushed swiftly only to find the bridge closed by the cresting river.
  2. The silently leaping cat pounced upon the bird.
  3. Having seen the Blackpool tower, I find the Eiffel tower more impressive.
  4. The circling vultures watched the explorer lying unconsciously in the hot sand.
  5. You should avoid fatty foods to loose weight.

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