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28 Modifier Position


28a. Usually put a single-word modifier close to the word it modifies.
28b. Place a modifiying phrase in such a position that its relation to the part of the sentence that it modifiers will be unmistakably clear
28c. Do not place a modifier in such a position that it may modify either the words before it or the words after it
28d. Avoid dangling modifiers; modifiers that do not logically modify any word or words in the same sentence or that are not unmistakably connected with the word or words they modify
28e. Avoid dangling clauses. Be sure that the subject that could be supplied in the dependent clause in the same as that in the main clause.
28f. A relative clause should be place close to the noun or pronoun which it modifies.
single word modifiers not, almost, only, ever, never, again, often, nearly, hardly, always, just