CAHSEE ELA: Modifiers and Passive Voice, Problem 1. How should this sentence be changed, if at all?
|CAHSEE ELA: Writing||Modifiers and Passive Voice|
|CAHSEE Writing||Modifiers and Passive Voice|
|Writing Strategies||Modifiers/Precise Language/Active voice|
Careful... this is G rated...
Do cars drive themselves?
Okay... do MOST cars drive themselves?
If you read the sentence carefully, it actually sounds like the car itself was doing the driving
-- and that's clearly not the case.
The subject doing the driving is the speaker.
So what we have here is a dangling modifier;
it's clear that our intention is to refer to the narrator,
but grammatically, it sounds like we're talking about... someone or something else.
While I was driving is the only structure that will work for this sentence
So our answer is B.
As in, "Back it up."