Squinting modifier case or not?

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The trouble is with "with." Any ideas?

See example:

Ever enlarging his collection and experimenting with different ways to put paint onto vinyl type plastic figurines, Mr. Smith is now spending his efforts in creating specific historical, military units.
asked Sep 28 '12 at 18:30 John Flanagan New member

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Not. No squinting is necessary to determine the "owner" of with in this sentence – for the other meaning, you would need a comma after experimenting (is after a squinting modifier in the sentence I just wrote?)

 

Ever enlarging his collection and experimenting, with different ways to put paint onto vinyl type plastic figurines, Mr. Smith is now spending his efforts in creating specific historical, military units. (The comma changes the sense here, but there is no ambiguity in your original sentence)

link comment edited Sep 28 '12 at 19:47 Peter Guess Expert

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