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Chapter 10. Dazed and Confused: Common U... > Misplaced Modifiers: Lost and Found - Pg. 99

Dazed and Confused: Common Usage Dilemmas 99 What the writer thinks it says:Sam found a letter that doesn't belong to her. What the sentence really says--: The mailbox doesn't belong to Sam. Correction:Sam found a letter that doesn't belong to her in the mailbox. Sentence #3:Two cars were reported stolen by the Farmingdale police yesterday. What the writer thinks it says:The Farmingdale police reported two stolen cars. What the sentence really says:The police stole the two cars. Correction:Yesterday, the Farmingdale police reported that two cars were stolen. Sentence #4:Please take time to look over the brochure that is enclosed with your family. What the writer thinks it says:Look over the brochure with your family. What the sentence really says:The brochure is enclosed with your family. Correction:Please take time to look over the enclosed brochure with your family. Sentence #5:Luis had driven over with his wife, Chris, from their home in a Chevy for the basketball game. Quoth the Maven