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Post by Angela Qian on May 21, 2017

there's a more humorous misplaced modifier that i saw in my friends writing. "bob's dog tripped drinking hot coffee while reading the newspaper when he was out for a walk."

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Last reply by: Antonius C
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:29 PM

Post by success10 on March 21, 2013

When linking verbs are mentioned I cannot help remembering the song that starts "I feel good!..." In this lesson you explained that when we are talking about health the adverb well should be used after feel. Is it that in the case of the song the author is not speaking about health, that he is speaking about his mood, and that makes the adjective good acceptable, or is it that because it is a poem the author had the right (took the liberty) to say it incorrectly?

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Last reply by: Christopher Trusty
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:27 PM

Post by Christopher Trusty on February 24, 2013

Hi professor
Who is the greater genius: Einstein or Leonardo da Vinci?
since were are talking about two people, should it be greater or greatest.


Modifiers & Their Placement

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • Adjective and Adverbs 0:45
    • Adjectives
    • Examples
    • Adverbs
    • Examples
  • Say What You Mean! 1:54
  • Good and Bad, Well and Badly 2:39
    • Good and Bad
    • Well and Badly
    • Well = Adjective
  • Good and Bad, Well and Badly Practice 3:50
  • Good and Bad, Well and Badly Answers and split infinitives. 4:08
  • Comparisons 4:36
    • Three Forms
    • Use Comparative to Compare Two Things
    • Examples
    • Use Superlative to Compare Three Things
    • Examples
    • Two Sets of Words That Have Irregular Forms
  • Comparisons Practice 6:59
  • Double Comparisons and Double Negatives 7:35
    • Comparative and Superlative Take Only One Form
    • Examples
    • One Negative to Express a Negative Meaning
    • Examples
    • Hardly, Barely, and Scarcely
    • Examples
  • Double Comparisons and Double Negatives Practice 9:19
  • Double Comparisons and Double Negatives Answers 9:36
  • Modifier Placement 9:59
    • Misplaced Modifier
    • Examples
    • More Exanples
  • Dangling Modifiers 11:23
    • Definition
    • Example
    • Fix a Dangling Modifier
    • Examples
  • Dangling Modifiers Practice 12:43
  • Dangling Modifiers Answers 13:01
  • Limiting Modifiers 13:52
    • Includes This List of Adverbs
    • Examples
    • Changing the Placement
  • Interrupting Modifiers 15:25
    • Examples
    • Who, That, and Which Clauses
    • Examples
  • Split Infinitives 16:52
    • Examples
  • Modifiers Practice 17:43
  • Modifiers Answers 18:10