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Sentence Correction: Dangling Modifiers - Overview

An opera performed with much success, Mozart wrote Mitridate Re De Ponto in 1770, which led to at least two additional commissions.

This sentence begins with a modifier: An opera performed with much success. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is Mitridate Re De Ponto as we are referring to the opera performed. However, what immediately follows the modifier is Mozart and Mozart cannot be an opera performed.

What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.

This sentence begins with a modifier: An opera performed with much success. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is Mitridate Re De Ponto. However, what immediately follows the modifier is in 1770, Mozart.

What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.

This sentence begins with a modifier: An opera performed with much success...commissions. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is Mitridate Re De Ponto. However, what immediately follows the modifier is Mozart.

What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Modifier mistake by placing the noun being described (Mitridate Re De Ponto) directly after the modifier An opera performed with much success, it creates Redundancy by using the phrase two or even more than two.

What helps us identify this question as a Redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

x or (even) more than x

Good work!

This answer choice corrects the original Modifier mistake by placing the noun being described (Mitridate Re De Ponto) directly after the modifier (An opera performed with much success).

Mozart wrote Mitridate Re De Ponto in 1770, which led to at least two additional commissions

the Mitridate Re De Ponto was written by Mozart in 1770, and led to two or even more than two additional commissions

in 1770, Mozart wrote Mitridate Re De Ponto, which led to at least two additional commissions

the Mitridate Re De Ponto was written by Mozart in 1770, and led to at least two additional commissions

and one that led to at least two additional commissions, Mozart wrote Mitridate Re De Ponto in 1770