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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 ...