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A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that provides description.
When you place modifiers too far away from the words that they modify, you change the meaning of the sentence, creating what is called a misplaced modifier error.
If you use a modifier at the beginning of your sentence to modify a word other than the subject of your sentence, you create a misplaced modifier error.
If you do not include this word or phrase in your sentence, you create a dangling modifier error.
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