SAT Grammar Practice Test: Misplaced Modifier 2

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1. An author of passionately nationalistic novels, Carl Gustaf Verner's writing depicts Swedish life and traditions.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Authoring passionately nationalistic novels, Carl Gustaf Verner's writing depicts Swedish life and traditions.
  • C. Carl Gustaf Verner, an author of passionately nationalistic novels, depicts Swedish life and traditions in his writing.
  • D. Authoring passionately nationalistic novels, Swedish life and traditions were depicted by Carl Gustaf Verner's writing.

2. Studying intensively, the Department of Public Administration was where Felix received an excellent education.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The Department of Public Administration, studying intensively, was where Felix received an excellent education.
  • C. Studying intensively, at the Department of Public Administration was where Felix received an excellent education.
  • D. Studying intensively, Felix received an excellent education at the Department of Public Administration.

3. Agreeing after hours of debate, the decision of the jury was to let the citizen go without legal charges.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The jury's decision, agreeing after hours of debate, was to let the citizen go without legal charges.
  • C. The citizen, agreeing after hours of debate, was let go without legal charges by the jury.
  • D. The jury, agreeing after hours of debate, decided to let the citizen go without legal charges.

4. Finding contemporary classical music "arrogant," Lutz Glandien's music embraces rock influences and older styles alike.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Lutz Glandien's music is influenced by both rock and older styles.
  • C. Lutz Glandien embraces rock influences and older styles alike in his music.
  • D. rock influences and older styles alike are embraced by Lutz Glandien's music.

5. There is nothing more annoying than trying to work while a fly buzzes behind your ear.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. There is nothing more annoying than a fly buzzing behind your ear, trying to work.
  • C. There is nothing more annoying than a fly buzzing behind your ear while trying to work.
  • D. A fly buzzing behind your ear: there is nothing more annoying while trying to work.

6. The abilities of squirrels, running across power lines and racing up even the tallest trees, have always amazed me.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Running across power lines and racing up even the tallest trees, the abilities of squirrels have always amazed me.
  • C. Squirrels have always amazed me with their ability to run across power lines and race up even the tallest trees.
  • D. Running across power lines and racing up even the tallest trees, squirrels' abilities have always amazed me.

7. Born in 1810, Robert Schumann's life is a fascinating tale of a composer driven to madness by schizophrenia.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Born in 1810, the life of Robert Schumann is a fascinating tale
  • C. Born in 1810, the tale of Robert Schumann's life is
  • D. Born in 1810, Robert Schumann lived a life that makes for a fascinating tale

8. The mythical painting was said to draw magical power from both its age and its master's skills, dead for over 900 years.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. age and, dead for over 900 years, the skills of its master.
  • C. age and the skills of its master, who had been dead for over 900 years.
  • D. master's skills, dead for over 900 years, and its age.

9. The road racer was given a citation racing too close to other bicyclists in the race.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The road racer was given a citation for racing too close to other bicyclists in the race.
  • C. A citation, racing too close to other bicyclists in the race, was given to the road racer.
  • D. Racing too close to other bicyclists in the race, a citation was given to the road racer.

10. Experimenting in a new kind of land partnership, the farmers turned the land into a cooperative cropland after purchasing it in 1804.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. After purchasing the land in 1804, the farmers turned it into a cooperative cropland experimenting in a new kind of land partnership.
  • C. The farmers turned the land, experimenting in a new kind of land partnership, into a cooperative cropland after purchasing it in 1804.
  • D. Experimenting in a new kind of land partnership, the land purchased in 1804 was turned into a cooperative cropland by the farmers.

11. Though she is known as a murderer, the newspaper reports that the suspect may actually have had good intentions.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The newspaper reports that, although she is known as a murderer, the suspect may actually have had good intentions.
  • C. The newspaper, though she is known as a murderer, reports that the suspect may actually have had good intentions.
  • D. Though she is known as a murderer, good intentions may actually have been had by the suspect, the newspaper reports.