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Misplaced modifier   Listen
Misplaced modifier

noun
1.
A word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., 'when young' in 'when young, circuses appeal to all of us'.  Synonym: dangling modifier.






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Words linked to "Misplaced modifier" :   qualifier, dangling participle, modifier



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