“Churning in the Atlantic Ocean, we anxiously watched the weather report for information about the hurricane.”
Does the quote above sound a little odd? Do you picture a family afloat in a wild Atlantic Ocean with a television? Misplaced modifiers create the funniest phrases, but they sound correct to us when we are reading them, usually because we wrote them. Be on the lookout for misplaced modifiers when you’re editing, as they can cause a sentence to become very confusing. Click below to read the lesson on misplaced modifiers and learn how to fix them.