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DANGLING PARTICIPLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dangling participle mean? 

DANGLING PARTICIPLE (noun)
  The noun DANGLING PARTICIPLE has 1 sense:

1. a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., 'flying across the country' in 'flying across the country the Rockies came into view'

  Familiarity information: DANGLING PARTICIPLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DANGLING PARTICIPLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., 'flying across the country' in 'flying across the country the Rockies came into view'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dangling participle" is a kind of...):

dangling modifier; misplaced modifier (a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., 'when young' in 'when young, circuses appeal to all of us')


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