Thursday, 4 October 2007

I Couldn't Resist This One...

Yes, ok, I am showing off...

You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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Twitch of the mantilla to Newhousenewjob...

4 comments:

ignorant redneck said...

Ummm--What's a dangling modifier? It's the only one I missed.

Heidi said...

'Dangling modifier' (or 'dangling/misrelated participle') means that the implicit subject of the participle construction is not identical with the subject of the main clause, which it should be.
Being patriotic: the implicit subject is 'I'.
... the flag inspires me every day: the subject is 'the flag'
These constructions are used by native speakers even though strictly speaking they are incorrect. They are, however, correct in technical English as well as in cliché phrases such as 'Having said that, scientists can be expected to....', 'Speaking as a layman, scientists are...', 'Being quite frank, he is a fool.'.

Mac McLernon said...

Mind you, with my "understanding" of it, I managed to pick the correct option...

Heidi said...

That's what really counts in life, isn't it :-)

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