Take another look at the sentence:

Gasping after the five-mile run in the summer sun, Donovan's thirst was quenched with a bottle of cool water.

Gasping after the five-mile run in the summer sun, a participle phrase, comes right before thirst, an illogical target. [Donovan's, a possessive noun, functions as an adjective describing thirst.] The person, not the thirst, has lungs that can gasp!

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

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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