Take another look at the sentence:

Sneezing and coughing, Emily's germs soon covered the computer keyboard.

Sneezing and coughing, a participle phrase, comes right before germs, an illogical target. A person, not her germs, does the sneezing and coughing! [Emily's, a possessive noun, functions as an adjective describing germs.]

Before you continue, review the rules for misplaced and dangling modifiers.

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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