dangling modifier love

dangling modifier

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  • noun grammar A word or clause that modifies another word or clause ambiguously, possibly causing confusion with regard to the speaker's intended meaning.

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  • noun 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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