Friday, September 28, 2012

Misplaced Modifiers: Nazis from Space


Calvin writes:
Ha! Check out this headline. Nazis from Outer Space!
 
Where does this South African newspaper go wrong?  The modifier 'made of meteorite' seems to describe the Nazis instead of the statue.

Quick rule:
  • Keep related parts of a sentence together. Modifiers should come immediately before or after the nouns or verbs they describe.

Correction:
  • Buddhist statue made of meteorite stolen by Nazis

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