Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that seems to modify the wrong part of a sentence. You can fix the problem by positioning the modifier closer to the part it modifies.
The friends watched a movie about a space monster munching popcorn.
(Was the space monster really munching popcorn?)
The friends munching popcorn watched a movie about a space monster.
(The modifying phrase now appears directly beside the correct word.)