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Can anyone help me to rephrase with the below sentence as it is misplaced modifier

An expert on Diptera and fossil insects, Hennig’s ideas were applicable to all organisms.

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    Doesn't look like a misplaced modifier to me... Apr 29, 2016 at 8:23
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    the word "idea" is not the "expert", hence it is misplaced modifier.
    – ARYF
    Apr 29, 2016 at 8:30
  • Hmm... you may have a point here. Apr 29, 2016 at 8:37

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[Although he was primarily] An expert on Diptera and fossil insects, Henning's ideas were applicable to all organisms [not just Diptera and insects].

The first part of this sentence is an introductory subordinate clause. The omission of the conjunction "although" is a matter of style, and may depend on the context.


Edit: this kind of introductory clause is called nominative absolute.

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