A native New Yorker, Gloria Naylor’s first novel won an American Book Award in 1983.
A. A native New Yorker, Gloria Naylor’s first novel
B. A native New Yorker, the first novel by Gloria Naylor
C. The first novel by native New Yorker Gloria Naylor
D. Gloria Naylor, a native New Yorker, wrote her first novel thus having
E. Gloria Naylor wrote her first novel and the native New Yorker
The answer here is C but then I don’t understand how the novel would win an award?
From January test 2015
Section 10 #10
(One of the most charming fishing villages on Galway Bay, Kinvara’s appeal) lies in its sheltered harbor and traditional seafaring atmosphere.
(A) the same
(B) One of the Galway Bay’s most charming fishing villages, the appeal of Kinvara
(C) The appeal of Kinvara, one of the most charming fishing villages on Galway Bay,
I could easily eliminate the answer choice D and E but what are the differences between choice A,B and C? The answer to this Q was C.
Mindful of the growing popularity of backyard compost piles among home gardeners, (experts warn that adding meat, diary products, or cooking grease to compost will) attract vermin. (A) as it is (b) adding meat, diary products, or cooking to compost, this is what experts warn will (C) and with warnings from experts that adding meat, -X- (D)warning from experts concerning the addition of -x- (e) experts warning that adding meat,-X- would. Why A?
I get confused with all the grammar problems of “Dangling Modifier”
EX: With an average depth of about 12,000 feet, the extremes of darkness, high pressure, and cold that characterize the deep sea could not be tolerated by shallow-water animals.
I heard the problem of this sentence is dangling modifier but I can not understand,,
With an average depth of about 12,000 feet, the extremes of darkness, high pressure, and cold that characterize the deep sea could not be tolerated by shallow-water animals.
I do not understand why this sentence is incorrect,,,
Projecting an image of pain and brutality that had few parallels among advanced painting of the 20th century, Guernica was painted by Picasso in the aftermath of a World War II bombing.
Is there a dangling modifier here? Why or why not?
With the 1957 publication of his novel, Jose *Donoso’s contribution was enormous* to the development of the modern Latin American novel.
Why is the original wrong? It uses less words.
Why is E) Donoso made an enormous contribution a better answer?
While it’d be great if we were all consummate grammarians, you don’t need to be one to score very well on the SAT writing section. You just need to know how to spot the most commonly tested errors, and (on Sentence Improvement and Paragraph Improvement, anyway) fix them. I’ve made mention of Dangling Modifiers before (more…)