If a writer places a modifying phrase in the sentence but fails to give that modifying phrase anything to describe, than that writer is said to be guilty of a dangling modifier. In the following sentence what would be dangling modifier? “While telling a joke to my roommate, a cockroach scurried across my apple pie and unto my serviette”.

1. Onto my serviette
2. While telling a joke to my roommate 
3. Across my apple pie


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