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dangling participle


The dangling participle makes the sentence harder to understand in this case.
  grammar:  a participle phrase that is separated from the noun or pronoun it modifies so as to make it difficult for the reader to know which noun is being modified — such as:  "I saw the trailer peeking through the window" in place of "Peeking through the window, I saw the trailer."
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Strongly Associated with:   participle, participle phrase, dangling modifier
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  • The dangling participle makes the sentence harder to understand in this case.
  • A man who had been talking when Adam had asked to be heard said, "Well, . I still say that’s a dangling participle, but okay, leave it in.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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Associated words [difficulty]:   dangling participle , participle [8] , participle [8]
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