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Answered By: [Unclaimed] Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014 Views: 60
A misplaced modifier is a modifier (adjective, adverb, phrase, clause) that is incorrectly placed in the sentence. Modifiers describe a word (or words in a sentence). It should be placed as closely as possible to the word it is meant to modify.
For example: The man was pulled over for speeding in the blue sweater.
In the above example, in the blue sweater is misplaced in the sentence. It should be close to man because it is meant to modify (or describe) man.
Correct: The man in the blue sweater was pulled over for speeding.