From a book I'm reading (farmers are recovering from a flood):
"Cattle and sheep are gone that the farmers thought were on safe ground."
This is one of those annoying misplaced modifiers that makes me do a double take because the sentence is so disconnected. When you have a "that" phrase (which should modify a noun) right after a verb, the sentence makes no sense: "the gone that did such and such" is just not possible.
In my view, it's not that hard to rearrange such sentences:
"Cattle and sheep that the farmers thought were on safe ground are gone."
When a "that" (or "who") phrase follows a verb, get used to cringing, and please don't do that yourself.
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