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« on: June 25, 2009, 02:32:13 PM »
Avoid Dangling Modifiers That Don’t Modify a Specific Word

Not this: Believing that credit customers should have advance  notice of the sale, special letters were mailed to them
But this: Believing that credit customers should have advance  notice of the sale, we mailed special letters to them

Not this: By working hard, your goal can be reached
But this: By working hard, you can reach your goal
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 02:33:39 PM »
Not this: To succeed at this job, long hours and hard work must not be shunned
But this: To succeed at this job, one must not  shun long hours and hard work

Not this: While waiting on a customer, the watch was stolen
But this: While the salesperson was waiting on a customer, the watch was stolen (Dangling elliptical clause- a clause without a noun or verb)
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 05:49:39 PM »
Please continue this. It is very helpful for our students.
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