Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

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Grinning happily, the prize for first place was accepted.
dangling modifier
Wait for the bus that stops at the corner.
correct
They planned to win before the game started.
misplaced modifier
Hoping to succeed in the interview, long hours were spent in preparation.
dangling modifier
She flew in a small aircraft trembling with fear.
misplaced modifier
Jumping out of his seat, Milton shouted with surprise.
correct
Reading the directions carefully, the test was quite easy.
dangling modifier
This letter, which i found in the drawer, was written over a century ago.
correct
She fearfully pointed to the spider over her head that hung from a transparent web.
misplaced modifier
We joined the crowd in cheering the winner with enthusiasm.
misplaced modifier
She served dessert to the children on blue paper plates.
misplaced modifier
Complaining loudly, the broken toy was returned to the store.
dangling modifier
The mayor was able to cut the ribbon because someone found scissors.
correct
Phil opened the book given to her on her birthday by Charles Dickens.
misplaced modifier
The bell is an antique that you hear chiming.
misplaced modifier
Bill built the bookcase of oak that you see in the corner.
misplaced modifier
Nodding politely, Aaron acknowledged the older man.
correct
Quacking loudly, Heather fed the ducks in the park.
misplaced modifier
Tom fed the kitten in the kitchen that his aunt had given him.
misplaced modifier
Diving into the pool, Marion did not even make a splash.
correct