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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #18—Misplaced Words

Chapter 22. Exercise #18—Misplaced Words

Choose your words carefully. Also pay attention to the placement of words and phrases in your sentences. Revise the sentences below. Help the writers say what they mean!

  Please give the desk to Ms. Benson with the thin legs.

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  Please give the desk to Ms. Benson with the thin legs.

Please give the desk to with the thin legs Ms. Benson.

  When he went to investigate the claim, a dog bit Mr. Frisbee.

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  When he went to investigate the claim, a dog bit Mr. Frisbee.

When Mr. Frisbee went to investigate the cliam, a dog bit him.

  Never buy envelopes from a dealer without a gummed flap.

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  Never buy envelopes from a dealer without a gummed flap.

Never buy envelopes without a gummed flap from a dealer.

  Mr. Tuggle with the 2K memory will be testing the new machine.

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  Mr. Tuggle with the 2K memory will be testing the new machine.

Mr. Tuggle will be testing the new machine with the 2K memory.

  The car is parked behind the office which is out of gas.

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  The car is parked behind the office which is out of gas.

The car, which is out of gas is parked behind the office.

  The calculator is in Mr. Newell’s office which doesn’t work.

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  The calculator is in Mr. Newell’s office which doesn’t work.

The calculator is which doesn’t work in Mr. Newell’s office.

  Down in January again, the manager was displeased with the sales figures.

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  Down in January again, the manager was displeased with the sales figures.

The manager was displeased with the sales figures which were down again in January.

  Acme houses provide comfort for people with central air conditioning and heating.

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  Acme houses provide comfort for people with central air conditioning and heating.

acme houses with central air conditining and heating provide comfort for people.




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