Each of the three following samples has sentence structure errors including (run-on choppy, dangling modifier).1.My mother baked a cake. She knows I like cake. The cake was for me. The cake was chocolate with chocolate frosting. 2.I ate the whole cake it was delicious. 3.Even after eating three slices of the cake, it was not enough to make me feel full.What is the matter with each of these examples? How would you rewrite these sentences to make them sound better? What do you think is the problem with each of the examples? What is needed to make the examples sound better?
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The answer to this one would be (to compare with your own thoughts)
1. This sentence is choppy and could be rewritten as
Since my mother knows that I like cake, she baked a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for me.
2. This sentence is a run-on and could be rewritten as
I ate the whole cake and it was delicious. Or - I ate the whole cake. It was delicious.
3. This has a dangling modifier and can be rewritten as
I was not full, even after eating three slices of the cake.
Even after eating three slices of cake, I was not full.
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