Dangling Participle

A dangling modifier (a specific case of which is the dangling participle) is an ambiguous grammatical construct, whereby a grammatical modifier could be misinterpreted as being associated with a word other than the one intended, or with no particular word at all. For example, a writer may have meant to modify the subject, but word order makes the modifier seem to modify an object instead. Such ambiguities can lead to unintentional humor or difficulty in understanding a sentence in formal contexts.A typical example of a dangling modifier is illustrated in Turning the corner, a handsome school building appeared.
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