Dangling Modifiers


Refusing to apologize, the door was slammed

See example:

Refusing to apologize, the door was slammed.
asked Jul 31 '12 at 10:58 John Peter New member

1 answer


Daglling modifiers can be correctd by adding a noun phrase that the modifier can describe.


At the same time it can be corrected by making the modifier a part of dependent clause.


In your case, you can avoid it by writing the sentence in active voice:

Refusing to apologize, John slammed the door.

link answered Jul 31 '12 at 12:38 Rahul Gupta Expert

I am up-voting you, sir. Thanks on his behalf.

sanjayJul 31 '12 at 13:09

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