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Dangling participle   /dˈæŋgəlɪŋ pˈɑrtɪsˌɪpəl/   Listen
Dangling participle

noun
1.
A participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., 'flying across the country' in 'flying across the country the Rockies came into view'.






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