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Should I use possessive + gerund structure or reduced participal clause?

I haven't seen a perfect participle in a reduced form (I know some aren't keen on using this) so often (eg: a house having burnt). Is it still okay to use it as in the first sentence below, or does ...
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known around here as 'Tall Bobby' [closed]

a. I talked to the man who is the mayor of the town known around here as 'Tall Bobby'. The man is known as 'Tall Bobby'. Does the sentence express that idea? Doesn't one thing that the town is known ...
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the region that has a flourishing mining industry know as,,,

a. I was in the region that has a flourishing mining industry known as Boyer. In the above sentence, could 'known as Boyer' modify 'the region'?
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Does the first sentence below create a dangling modifier?

Are both sentences grammatically correct? Is the first sentence a case of a dangling modifier? Based on the first four years of results, we discarded the original hypothesis. On the basis of the ...
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Is ‘By + V-ing’ in the beginning of a sentence a [dangling] participle?

Samples: By intently contemplating on the beauty and qualities of his beloved, his sadness dissipated. By chanting Lord’s names, the ultimate attainment is had. By seeing this mountain, His memory of ...
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talked to the young lady,

a. I spoke to a doctor, tall and handsome. b. I spoke to a young woman, magnificently dressed. c. I spoke to the doctor, tall and handsome. d. I spoke to the young woman, magnificently dressed. Are ...
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Implied subject of a preposition followed by a Verb+ing has to be the same as the subject of the main clause?

I think the implied subject of a preposition followed by a Verb+ing has to be the same as the subject of the main clause. If not, the meaning becomes weird, like Example 1 and Example 2. Example 1 (a)...
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Dangling Modifiers with omitted subjects

I want to ask something if possible. "Our munitions expertise is needed to place the explosives, starting at the first floor, going all the way to the top." (He describes how they will ...
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The correct parsing of "than in the breath that from my mistress reeks"

This one is a line from one of Shakespeare's sonnets. I don't get which is the subject, and which noun belongs to the prepositional 'from'. My first interpretation is "the breath that from [it] ...
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Revise Dangling Phrase Modifier

How do you rewrite this sentence to improve the dangling modifier and still sound natural. After announcing his candidacy, the residents promised to support the official.
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modifier placement: Extensive and entertaining . .

Is the following sentence correct and natural? Extensive and entertaining, literary scholars have noted that many of the tales can be thought of as the seeds from which different genres of literature ...
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Is the second part of the sentence a dangling modifier?

In the following sentence, is the second part a dangling modifier? The sentence is from an English Textbook for students. First, a shallow pan is smeared with a tiny amount of edible oil, using a ...
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Dangling modifier

Is it correct to write - According to the conditions of my scholarship, after finishing my degree, the University will employ me. The university doesn't finish the degree. So if I write 'after ...
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Questions regarding a suspected dangling modifier

I recently came across a sentence that goes “As a father, it's my job to respect my son's opinion.” In this sentence, the prepositional phrase “as a father” is describing me (the noun “I”). However, ...
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How to correct "With a growing tech sector in Vancouver and a highly transferable skill set, Maisie can easily find a job"?

With a growing tech sector in Vancouver and a highly transferable skill set, Maisie can reasonably expect to find a suitable job in her field. [The lady is a computer programmer: this is discussed ...
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Dangling modifiers

Sitting on the edge of the chair, a scorpion bit me I know that it is an example of dangling modifier because it is not clear who is sitting on the chair, the scorpion or me. It may be modified as ...
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Dangling modifier and passive voice

Is the following infinitive considered dangling modifier? To get good results, the model needs to be tuned carefully. I tend to think it is fine because the following seems to be right. The ...
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Prepositional phrase modify

Habituation is the decline in response to a specific stimulus over time, when that stimulus is repeatedly presented to the organism. The prepositional phrase in response is adjective and modifies the ...
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In the morning, Rice was eaten by me. Is there any dangling? [closed]

1. I ate rice in the morning. 2. In the morning, I ate rice. 3. Rice was eaten by me in the morning. 4. In the morning, Rice was eaten by me. Are they all correct sentencess? In the last sentence, ...
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starting in 1950

Suppose there were an exhibition about the cartoon series that have been broadcast since 1950. Would the following be an example of a dangling modifier? Starting in 1950 with Atomic Kitten, ...
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Is the that clause in this sentence a misplaced modifier?

Here is the sentence: I want proof from you that it isn't a scam. Is the that clause here a misplaced modifier? I want it to complement "proof" not the pronoun object "you" but "from you" is actually ...
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as an assembly worker- a dangling modifier?

Is "as an assembly worker" a dangling modifier in the following? As an assembly worker, your duty is to check products for defects. I'd appreciate your help.
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The following of a piece of writing seems a dangling modifier!

nytimes Besieged in court, routed in eight states, accused of favoring blacks and Latinos at the expense of Asians and whites, affirmative action — a major legacy of the civil rights era — is once ...
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I don't understand why this is a 'dangling' sentence

I've googled some dangling modifier and sentences, but still not sure what exactly it is. And I don't understand why this sentence I wrote is dangling. What I wrote was She went to pay admission ...
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What is the difference between these two sentences?

The sentences are, Filling the shopping cart with D batteries and bottled water, we finally completed our hurricane preparation. Filling the shopping cart with D batteries and bottled water, ...
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Reduction of Subject Regarding Present Participle

I have a question regarding Present Participle. In the example below, I am wondering whether it is possible for the subject to be changed into an 'Empty Subject' it? As I can see in the two listed ...
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Can i use participle clause this way when it comes to if-condition

My own example: Not sticked to the rule, the employer will/would discharge you Compare: If you don't stick to the rule, the employer will discharge you ...
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Dangling modifier in this sentence

I have this sentence: Otherwise, if it has an ancestor which encloses the target section, we can specify another anchor which shares the same ancestor; then, by specifying these two anchors and ...
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Placement of participle phrase

Sentence that may or may not need correction: Referred to by some as the "fifth Beatle," Iain Softley wrote and directed a movie about Stuart Sutcliffe-the original bassist of the group-Backbeat ...
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Is this participial phrase a dangling participle?

From NPR News: North Korea Opens Marathon To All Runners, Lately we've heard about the wonders of basketball diplomacy. Running could be the next thing for North Korea. The Pyongyang Marathon ...
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