Where is the Dangling Modifier

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After classifying the research area in addition to questions, the investigator must bring together a literature review for the proposed research.

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After classifying the research area in addition to questions, the investigator must bring together a literature review for the proposed research.
asked Feb 21 '13 at 07:42 lLeona Harris-Cunningham New member

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Leona,

 

Your sentence does not have a dangling modifier; that is the good news.  The participial clause After classifying.. appropriately modifies the subject at the beginning of the main clause, the investigator.

 

However, there are other problems with it (the bad news).

 

in addition to questions: This is awkwardly phrased.  Do you mean that 'questions' must also be classified?  And if so, do you mean (1) a set of already-identified questions, or (2) any questions that might arise in the future?   It sounds better to say After classifying the research area and...

 

if #1: the questions,

if #2: any questions,

 

bring together a literature review: you don't bring together a literature review; you conduct it: ...must conduct a literature review...

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Feb 21 '13 at 11:24 Shawn Mooney Expert

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