Take another look at the passage:

O'Neil quietly closed the front door and tiptoed through the living room. Hoping not to wake his sleeping mother, who would begin a loud and long lecture on missing curfew.

You chose to connect the participle phrase to the main clause in front, like this:

O'Neil quietly closed the front door and tiptoed through the living room; hoping not to wake his sleeping mother, who would begin a loud and long lecture on missing curfew.

Unfortunately, a semicolon will not work in this passage. Review the rules.

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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