Proper placement of clauses and phrases

November 10, 2011pdf

Phrases and clauses should be placed in such a way that they relate clearly to the words they modify.

Move a phrase or clause in each of these sentences so that they will make sense.

1. We saw many kinds of fish cruising in the glass bottomed boat.

2. We gave all the left-over food to the stray dogs that was ready to throw away.

3. She took the meat back to the shop that was too hard to cook.

4. I bought a clock from a dealer with crooked hands.

5. We shall meet again God willing.

6. I read that the terrorist had been killed in the paper.

7. I could see the mountain clearly flying at a thousand feet.

Answers

1. Cruising in the glass bottomed boat, we saw many kinds of fish.

2. We gave all the left-over food that was ready to throw away to the stray dogs.

3. She took the meat that was too hard to cook back to the shop.

4. I bought a clock with crooked hands from a dealer.

5. God willing we shall meet again.

6. I read in the paper that the terrorist had been killed.

7. Flying at a thousand feet I could see the mountain clearly.

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