Style note. Watch out for dangling modifiers. They are easy to lose track of during the first draft. When you go back through your piece, comb through to make sure there aren’t of these entertaining, but problematic phrases.
Examples: 1) Sidetracked by the phone call, the stew boiled over and Ella blamed her chatty mother. 2) While drinking and laughing on the patio, the firecrackers delighted the happy revelers. 2) I watched my uncle Burt kill a two foot long snake as a little girl.
Fix these then make of some of your own and fix them. Don’t forget to go back through your writing to see if you have any dangling there.
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