a word or phrase that can modify either the words that precede it or those that follow, as frequently in the sentence Studying frequently is tedious.
What Is A Dangling Modifier?When you see a phrase in a sentence, and you can’t be sure which word it’s referring to, chances are it’s a dangling modifier. Having nothing to modify, the phrase just “dangles” without purpose (hence its name). Modifiers usually apply to the nearest noun to them. When writers leave out the noun or noun phrase they intend to modify, the modifier may appear to refer …
Also called squinting construction.
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