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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Editing Principle 23: Dangling Participles Are Grammatically Incorrect But Mostly (and Worse) They’re Boring

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I do not use much technical terminology when working with clients because talk of past perfect tenses and hyphenated compound adjectives makes most people reach for their smartphones. “Dangling participle” is one term I do try to slip into conversation, however. It’s such a common mistake, made by extremely erudite people and their dimmer cousins…