Dangling Participles

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Dangling Modifier - Dangling Participles and Participial Clauses
... Participles or participial clauses may be at the beginning or the end of a sentence, and a participial clause is usually attached to its subject, as in "Walking down the street (cla ... It thus becomes a dangling participle, as in these sentences “ Walking down Main Street, the trees were beautiful ... the first sentence, the "walking down" participle modifies "trees," the subject of the sentence ...

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