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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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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.
Armed with Warriner's English Grammar and Composition, I stood at the front of the classroom explaining the error of using dangling participles.
When grammarians dangled their rules, many of us got splitting headaches from worry about dangling participles and split infinitives.
But drawing coherent conclusions from these stories seems to tie her prose in knots of dangling participles and tiresome repetition.
The book also is deficient in other ways: People pop up without identification; dangling participles and other gaucheries mar the prose; and, although the narrative proceeds chronologically, it's so cavalierly set down that you're often unclear about where in the life you are.
The very first sentence of the very first paragraph mentions misplaced modifiers, dangling participles, run-on sentences, and comma splices without defining any of these terms.
The Daily News' Top 10/Bottom 5 rankings of the sports broadcast's little buddies hopes to snip any dangling participles these folks might have left while on duty.