Take another look at the sentence:

Watching the second hand sweep the clock, Dr. Grayson's boring lecture on the French Revolution seemed as if it would never end.

Watching the second hand sweep the clock, a participle phrase, comes right before lecture, an illogical target. [Dr. Grayson's, a possessive noun, functions as an adjective describing lecture.] Students, not the lecture, watch the clock!

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

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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