dangling participle

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  • noun

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a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e

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There'd be dangling participles, deconstructed paradigms and theoretical pedagogy splattered on the walls before you knew it.
The volume abounds with dangling participles, solecisms, weird locutions, and other lapses from correct and idiomatic Anglophone usage.
If you haven't thought about gerunds, dangling participles, and subjunctives since high school, remain calm; the book's glossary provides clear definitions of these terms.
I am not talking here of problems owing to opaque jargon or theory-driven flummery, but of elementary matters like agreement of subject and predicate, the proper use of definite and indefinite articles, the function of tenses, the avoidance of dangling participles and ambiguous antecedents, the meaning of apostrophe marks, etc.
But drawing coherent conclusions from these stories seems to tie her prose in knots of dangling participles and tiresome repetition.