grammar notes for dangling participle
Some participial constructions are never felt to be dangling or unattached. Some of these are simply independent phrases: Generally speaking, the report is true. Others have come to function as conjunctions or prepositions: Considering she has been through so much illness, she looks wonderful. Owing to the weather, the performance was canceled. Assuming congressional approval, the bill will go to the president on Friday. Despite many criticisms, dangling participles continue to appear in edited prose. Only when an unintentionally ridiculous meaning is suggested ( Having finished our breakfast, the boat was loaded and launched ) are dangling participles deliberately avoided. See also misplaced modifier.
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How to use dangling participle in a sentence
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
A teenage soldier with a lit cigarette dangling from his mouth stepped onto the bus and told all the men to get off.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines|Ted Phillips|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From there she freezes, the card in question dangling from her lips as she waits for him to catch on.
She was discovered by husband Thomas Cohen in a spare room, where she lay on a bed with one leg dangling on the floor.
To the wannabe winners he gave business cards and fliers, dangling attractive security solutions for their would-be shops.
He was not a man to dodge trouble that might bring profit dangling to the fringe of her skirt.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Mariequita sat near by, dangling her legs, watching him work, and handing him nails from the tool-box.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Besides, there was the ever unceasing grizzly spectre of poverty dangling before Jessie's eyes.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The American was dressed after the fashion prevailing in the hills, and had a couple of revolvers dangling at his hips.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
I remember the feeling I had when my brother once showed me the picture of a man dangling from the branch of a tree.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman