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Sentence Correction: Dangling Modifiers - Overview

Being processed through production methods that alter physical properties, manufacturers form various types of glass in the realization that the more specified the materials they produce, the wider their sales market will be.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The original sentence begins with a modifier: Being processed through production methods that alter physical properties. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is glass. However, what immediately follows the modifier is manufacturers and manufacturers cannot be processed through production methods.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Dangling Modifier error. The original sentence begins with a modifier: Being processed through production methods that alter physical properties. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is glass. However, what immediately follows the modifier is manufacturers and manufacturers cannot be processed through production methods.

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Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Modifier mistake by placing the noun being described (glass) directly after the modifier Being processed through production methods that alter physical properties, it is grammatically incorrect.

The question uses a Double Comparative. The second part of a Double Comparative must begin with the word the. In this answer choice, however, it begins with the word their.

Incorrect.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Modifier mistake by placing the noun being described (glass) directly after the modifier Being processed through production methods that alter physical properties, it is grammatically incorrect.

The question uses a Double Comparative. The second part of a Double Comparative must begin with the word the along with the second comparative. In this answer choice, however, it begins with the word the without the second comparative. Instead the noun sales is used.

Excellent!

This answer choice corrects the original Dangling Modifier mistake by placing the noun being described (glass) directly after the modifier Being processed through production methods that alter physical properties.

manufacturers form various types of glass in the realization that the more specified the materials they produce, the wider their sales market will be
glass is formed into various types by manufacturers in the realization that the more specified the materials they produce, their sales market will be wider
glass is formed into various types by manufacturers who realize that the more specified the materials they produce, the sales market will be wider
manufacturers realize that the more specified the materials they produce, the wider their sales market will be and, therefore, form various types of glass
glass is formed into a variety of types by manufacturers in the realization that the more specified the materials they produce, the wider their sales market will be