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Questions tagged [dangling-participle]

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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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talked to the man dancing

I talked to the man dancing. Could I be the one who was dancing and not him? I think the sentence could mean 'I talked to the man who was dancing'; but can't it also mean I talked to the man while I ...
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Is ''after having a baby'' dangling participle or verbal noun?

Exercise is the only way to get a flat stomach after having a baby. This sentence is from the Oxford Advanced Learner Dictionary. Is ''after having a baby'' dangling participle or subjectless verbal ...
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Dangling prepositions

What sounds better? Is first version viable? This solution is quite difficult to come up with. It is quite difficult to come up with this solution.
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Being taken and being beaten

In the previous question I was told that these sentences are clumsy and their meanings are confusing: Being taken to the hospital, he survived. Being beaten by the snow, he died. Can I convert ...
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Dangling participle comma relationship

Below text I have feeling that something is ungrammatical.Isn't the bold is dangling participle if don't put a comma after italic government? By the way please don't put hold I am neither making you ...
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Confused about dangling participles in sentence

I'm so confused about dangling participles in sentences. For example, In spite of taking medicine, my health is not improved.. Is this sentence a dangling participle? Why or why not? Explain it to ...
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how to transform dangling participle

Hiking the trail, the birds chirped loudly. This is the example of the so called Dangling Participle. To improve this sentence it is recommended to transform it in "Hiking the trail, we heard birds ...
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Is it OK to have a participle clause with a different subject, like “While chatting, my phone rang suddenly”?

While chatting, my phone rang suddenly. In the sentence, the subject of the participle clause is different from that of the main clause. I'd like to know whether it is grammatical.
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Participles indicating nouns or phrase

I was on the boat, floating in the river. Here the task of floating indicates what I was doing, i.e I is the subject of participle phrase. floating is not indicating boat, because a comma has been ...
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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 ...