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Section 6.12

Dangling Modifiers

A modifier whose connection to the sentence isimplied or intended but not actually made explicit is said to dangle. Danglingmodifiers detract from the clarity of your writing,so you should make sure your modifiers are properly connected to the words theymodify. To repair a dangling modifier, add the the noun or phrase that themodifier was intended to modify and rephrase the sentence accordingly.


Weak

When traveling at the speed of sound, the moon isapproximately 320 hours away. [The moon does not travel at the speed ofsound.]

Improved

An object traveling at the speed of sound will reach themoon in approximately 320 hours.


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