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Are the modifiers in these sentences correct or misplaced?

  1. Did Eve really give her grandfather, for his birthday, an Avril Lavigne concert ticket?

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  2. The computer system almost cost $2,000, but Michel had enough money saved from his fire-eating gigs to pay the bill in full.

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  3. Place the plate in front of the diner with the meat, not the vegetables, facing the person.

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  4. Alice decided to, after a particularly bad week both at work and at home, visit her brother for the weekend.

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  5. “Acting simply is not valued by the philistines who grant Academy Awards,” Mimi snorted.

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  6. We had almost thrown all our snowballs when our fort was charged by two frenzied redheads from the opposing team.

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  7. She loaded the bottles and cans into her husband’s new Porsche 911, which she planned to leave at the recycling centre.

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