Take another look at the sentence:

Squirting ketchup on the hot French fries, Gloria's shirt was stained red in a tomato sauce explosion.

Squirting ketchup on the hot French fries, a participle phrase, comes right before shirt, an illogical target. [Gloria's, a possessive noun, functions as an adjective describing shirt.] People, not shirts, squirt ketchup!

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

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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