The word "which" is a relative pronoun.
"I saw an accident walking down the street." The preceding statement incorrectly suggests that the accident was walking down the street.
It is appropriate to use the word "this" to refer to an entire preceding thought as long as "this" is the first word in the dependent clause.
The following sentence contains a dangling modifier: "Having studied your report, a few questions come to mind."
When referring to a generally accepted idea, it Is appropriate to write: "they say that ..."
A combination of words that properly belong together is called:
|A)||Proper word usage|
|B)||A thought unit|
|C)||An idea form|
In which of the following sentences is the clause beginning with "which" misplaced?
|A)||He sold his first painting, which was a landscape, for $200.|
|B)||You impressed the managers with your report, which was thorough and concise.|
|C)||Jennifer is taking a business course at the community college, which will help her get a promotion.|
|D)||Our expenses, which include business lunches, should be submitted to the payroll department.|
The noun to which a pronoun refers is called:
Which of the following sentences contains a misplaced modifier?
|A)||In rereading the quarterly sales reports, the discrepancy was found.|
|B)||If you reread the quarterly sales reports, you will find the discrepancy.|
|C)||In rereading the quarterly sales reports, I found the discrepancy.|
|D)||I found the discrepancy while rereading the quarterly sales reports.|
A dangling modifier violates:
|C)||The cause-and-effect principle|
|D)||The who-did-what principle|