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Most of the following sentences contain errors in the use of modifiers and comparisons. Rewrite each incorrect sentence to correct the error. If a sentence is already correct, write .
EXAMPLE: Of my three brothers and sisters, my sister Giselle has the better sense of humor. Of my three brothers and sisters, my sister Giselle has the best sense of humor.
"Nurse López, I feel remarkably well today, better than I have ever felt before, said Mr. Parker.
Replace the underlined modifiers in the following passage with alternatives that would change the nature of the
Our father was a (1) big man, (2) outgoing and (3) immensely active. We thought he was (4) immortal, but then (5) most children think that about their father. The (6) worst thing was that Mother thought he was (7) immortal too, and when he died, keeling over on the pavement between the (8) insurance offices where he worked, and the (9) company car into which he was just about to climb, there followed a period of (10) ghastly limbo. (11) Bereft, (12) uncertain, (13) lost, none of us knew what to do (14) next. But after the funeral and a little talk with the family lawyer, Mother (15) quietly pulled herself together and told us.
-Rosamunde Pilcher, "Lalla"