CAHSEE ELA 2.1 Writing: Modifiers and Passive Voice

CAHSEE ELA: Modifiers and Passive Voice, Problem 1. How should this sentence be changed, if at all?

CAHSEE ELA: WritingModifiers and Passive Voice
CAHSEE WritingModifiers and Passive Voice
LanguageEnglish Language
Writing StrategiesModifiers/Precise Language/Active voice

Transcript

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Careful... this is G rated...

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Do cars drive themselves?

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Okay... do MOST cars drive themselves?

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If you read the sentence carefully, it actually sounds like the car itself was doing the driving

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-- and that's clearly not the case.

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The subject doing the driving is the speaker.

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So what we have here is a dangling modifier;

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it's clear that our intention is to refer to the narrator,

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but grammatically, it sounds like we're talking about... someone or something else.

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While I was driving is the only structure that will work for this sentence

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So our answer is B.

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As in, "Back it up."