Jodie, Eminem, and a Dangling Participle

May 16, 2006

Speaking at the University of Pennsylvania's graduation ceremonies, the audience was surprised and amused when Jodie Foster quoted the lyrics from "Lose Yourself" by Eminem.

This sentence contains a dangling participle. Who was speaking? The subject in this sentence is "audience," but Jodie Foster was speaking. Correct the sentence by changing the subject.

Speaking at the University of Pennsylvania's graduation ceremonies, Jodie Foster surprised and amused the audience when she quoted the lyrics from "Lose Yourself" by Eminem.

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