dangling participle

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English[edit]

Examples
  • "Waking the men, the corpse was immediately rolled up in the strips of blanketing upon which it lay, and carried on deck." — Herman Melville
    (It is not the corpse that woke the men.)

Noun[edit]

dangling participle (plural dangling participles)

  1. (grammar) Any participle used as a dangling modifier.
    Synonym: (informal) dangler

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