Three in a Row for Which Team?

It’s a lazy and slow Sunday here for me today; it’s also a very warm day–which probably explains why it’s a lazy and slow Sunday–here in Southern California, so I don’t want to exert too much energy considering I want to keep myself as cool as possible.

As I was trolling the interwebs, I went to TSN’s website and read the following headline: Maple Leafs Take on Ducks Looking for Third Straight Victory. The reason the headline stood out to me is due to the dangling modifier. If we are to parse the headline as it stands, one is led to believe the Ducks are the ones seeking their third straight victory, which isn’t true because Anaheim lost to Chicago the other day. Instead, it’s actually Toronto riding a two game winning streak and looking for its third straight victory.

To correct the modification problem, my suggestion would be the following: Maple Leafs, Looking for Third Straight Victory, Take on Ducks. Or even this one: Looking for Third Straight Victory, Maple Leafs Take on Ducks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s