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Dangling

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dangling
ADJ

dangling
ADJ

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English Definitions

dangling
N
the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
dangling modifier
N
a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
dangling participle
N
a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., `flying across the country' in `flying across the country the Rockies came into view'
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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