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Lesson 4: Modifiers - 4
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Learn the various errors related to modifiers and the technique to correct them.

Himanshu Das is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Himanshu Das
Senior Business Advisor, Dell. Follow me for lessons and courses on VARC for CAT and OMETs. Concepts without Practise amount to nothing!

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Very clearly explained😉
Isn't 'sharpener' a common noun already ?
what is wrong in the sentence "using a sharperner,pencils can be sharpened easily." the modifier here is close to the collective noun pencils.
Rohan Kumar
9 months ago
yeah i too have same doubt...and correct sentence "Using a sharpener,he easily sharpened pencil"(it's past activity) is not conveying the same meaning........
Very helpful lesson!
Very helpful lesson!
  1. Collection: Advanced Grammar Lesson 4- Modifiers Errors


  2. About Me . B. . from BITS Pilani Business Advisor, Dell Follow me on Unacademy: https://unacademy.in/user/HimanshuDas


  3. Modifiers * I read only Harry Potter in the class Only I read Harry Potter in the class. e I read Harry Potter in the class only.


  4. RULE e A modifier should be as close as possible to the noun/ pronoun it is modifying Though it should also be closer to the verb it is modifying, it is not a mandatory condition An adjective can only modify a noun or a pronoun


  5. Errors in Modifiers 1. Position of a modifier 2. Wording of a modifier


  6. EXAMPLES e In order to up the run rate, lofted shots were played by the batsman.


  7. EXAMPLES e In order to up the run rate, lofted shots were played by the batsman


  8. EXAMPLES e In order to up the run rate, lofted shots were played by the batsman e In order to up the run rate, the batsman played lofted shots


  9. EXAMPLES Placed at McKinsey, it was difficult to believe that he couldn't solve such a simple case.


  10. EXAMPLES e Placed at McKinsey, it was difficult to believe that he couldn't solve such a simple case.


  11. EXAMPLES e Using a sharpener, pencils can be sharpened easily.


  12. EXAMPLES e Using a sharpener, he easily sharpened the pencils