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I'm a programmer and I'm combing through some code and entering comments to help other developers. I wrote the following sentence and got confused by the (possibly) dangling verb. I've spared you the the jargon by replacing with [tech fix].
- I've put in this [tech fix] to make future modifications easier.
It didn't look right, so changed it to try to make it follow make:
- I've put in this [tech fix] to make future modifications more easily.
- I've put in this [tech fix] to make future modifications easy.
My reasoning is that if the sentence could be rewritten as the following, then case 2 above would be correct.
- I've put in this [tech fix] to more easily make future modifications
In the above sentences, which is more correct, easier or more easily? Please help me understand the difference by decomposing the sentence.