Some of the sentences contain a misplaced or dangling modifier. A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that, because of its incorrect position within a sentence, modifies the wrong thing. A dangling modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that modifies an element that is missing from a sentence. After identifying the error (if there is one), fix the sentence.
Parallel structures are required for series and for most kinds of compounds. Within a sentence, a series is a sequence that consists of three or more words, phrases, or clauses. Compounds are formed when two parts of speech (or other grammatical units) are joined by a conjunctive word or words (and, or, either . . . or, etc.). In the following exercises, identify the sentence in which all the elements are parallel. If two options contain parallel structures, select the one that is most efficient (i.e., less repetitive).
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