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Posted by H.G. Watson on February 05, 2016

Kids make nutritious snacks. Snappy headline? Case of cannibalism? Or, a misplaced modifier? A modifier is an adverb, adjective or phrase that, ideally, clarifies or adds detail to your sentence. But, put it in the wrong place and you can have the opposite effect. In the fourth in a five-part series of open-source learning videos on grammar, created in partnership with Ryerson University and Sheridan College, journalism professors Lisa Taylor and Nicole Blanchett Neheli explore the cause of some of the funniest grammatical errors you’ll ever encounter: misplaced modifiers.

J-Source and ProjetJ are publications of the Canadian Journalism Project, a venture among post-secondary journalism schools and programs across Canada, led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University and supported by a group of donors.