Definition of 'dangling participle'

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It's a dangling participle, a classic of its kind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A dangling participle is not only poor style but also a definite grammatical error. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This isn't exactly a dangling participle; it's just that the participle qualifies the wrong noun. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's a dangling participle because the rest of the sentence contains no noun or pronoun that it qualifies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The problem lies with 'based on', which in the sentence we quoted is technically a dangling participle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You often find dangling participles when journalists begin a sentence with 'having said that'. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I get plenty of cheap laughs out of my colleagues' dangling participles and the like. Times, Sunday Times (2018)

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Definition of dangling participle from the Collins English Dictionary
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