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  • "Traditionally, grammarians frowned on all danglers, but during the 20th century they generally loosened the strictures for participial constructions at the end of a sentence. Early-20th-century grammarians might have disapproved the following sentences, but they have long been considered acceptable--e.g.: 'Robert stepped to the door, seeking his companion.'/'Tom's arm hung useless, broken by the blow.'

    Usually, as in the first of the two examples just quoted, the end-of-the-sentence dangler is introduced by a so-called coordinating participle: seeking is equivalent to and sought. . . ."

    - A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 246 (2d ed. 1995) by Bryan A. Garner

    June 29, 2010