Dangling and misplaced modifiers

In a well-written sentence, modifiers are next to the words they describe. If too much distance separates a modifier and its target, the modifier is misplaced. If the sentence fails to include a target, the modifier is dangling.

So the rule is: When the modifier is associated with the wrong target, it’s misplaced. When there is no target, it’s dangling.

 



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