J.T.’s admirable sentence!

A sentence with a MISPLACED MODIFIER:

To be cooked properly, the chef advised us to place the casserole in a pre-heated oven.

NOTE: Because of its place in the sentence above, the phrase “to be cooked properly” seems to modify the word “chef.”

J.T.’s REWRITE:
The chef advised us to place the casserole in a pre-heated oven to be cooked properly.

DEFINITION of “misplaced modifier” from Richard Nordquist at about.com:

Words, phrases, or clauses that do not clearly relate to the word or phrase they are intended to modify.

A misplaced modifier can usually be corrected by moving it closer to the word or phrase it should be describing.

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