From an article about changing the water filters in your home:
"If not regularly maintained, bacteria can grow in the canisters."
This sentence suggests that homeowners should regularly maintain bacteria. The sentence meant to say that homeowners should regularly maintain the canisters (which contain the filters). Regular readers know that this error is called a misplaced modifier. And they know how much I hate such goofs!
Let's fix the sentence:
"If the canisters are not regularly maintained, bacteria can grow in them."
Now, stop maintaining bacteria in your home and change your water filter today!
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