Determine whether the underlined portion of the sentence below is correct or whether it needs to be revised. Choose the correct option.

Determine whether the underlined portion of the sentence below is correct or whether it needs to be revised. Choose the correct option.

Fleeing the horde of zombies on foot, an apparently safe building became visible to the terrified couple.
A . an apparently safe building became visible to the terrified couple.
B . the terrified couple spotted a building that looked safe.
C . a safe looking building was spotted by the terrified couple.
D . the terrified couple’s luck changed when they spotted a safe looking building.
E . their fear subsided somewhat when the terrified couple would spot a safe looking building.

Answer: B

Explanation:

“an apparently safe building became visible to the terrified couple”, “a safe looking building was spotted by the terrified couple”, “the terrified couple’s luck changed when they spotted a safe looking building”, and “their fear subsided somewhat when the terrified couple would spot a safe looking building” are all dangling modifiers. Who was fleeing the horde? The terrified couple was.

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