Definition of Dangling participle

1. Noun. 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'.




Definition of Dangling participle

1. Noun. (grammar) Any participle used as a dangling modifier. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dangling Participle

dangers
dangherous
danging
dangle
dangle-berry
dangleberries
dangleberry
dangled
dangler
danglers
dangles
danglier
dangliest
dangling
dangling modifier
dangling participle (current term)
dangling participles
danglingly
danglings
dangly
dangs
danielsite
danio
danios
danish
danishes
dank
danker
dankest
dankish

Literary usage of Dangling participle

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1. Composition for College Students by Joseph Morris Thomas, Frederick Alexander Manchester, Frank William Scott (1922)
"Cz. The dangling participle.—The participle must modify a noun or pronoun ... A dangling participle is one which may seem to modify grammatically a noun or ..."

2. Composition for Naval Officers by William Oliver Stevens, Carroll Storrs Alden (1918)
"What is the antecedent of " they " ? Watch the words of reference, therefore, to make sure that their antecedents are clear. The dangling participle ..."

3. Talks on Writing English by Arlo Bates (1901)
"Just as an obscure participle ruins the sense, so what is called the ' dangling participle ' ruins the sound. A dangling participle is a sort of " grass ..."

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