dangling modifier definition

  • noun:
    • A word or clause that modifies another term or term ambiguously, perhaps causing confusion pertaining to the speaker's desired meaning.
    • a word or phrase evidently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `whenever younger' in `when young, circuses interest many of us'

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