Squinting modifier


Does this sentence contain a squinting modifier?

See example:

I was driving a little over ten miles beyond the speed limit because I was in a hurry to get there.
asked May 01 '12 at 16:59 Ruthie New member

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Are you driving a distance of more than ten miles while going over than that speed limit, or were you drving slightly more than ten miles per hour faster than the speed limit?


I see this as you were going faster than the speed limit, but the sentence is confusing. Try rewording it to a more active voice.


I was in a hurry to get there, so I drove faster than the speed limit.


Drop the unimportant parts "a little" and the extraneous specifics "ten miles."

link comment answered May 01 '12 at 17:15 Tony Proano Expert

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