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After reading the original study, the article remains unconvincing. (The article--the subject of the main clause--did not read the original study.)
After reading the original study, I find the article unconvincing.
The article remains unconvincing in light of the original study.
Relieved of your responsibilities at your job, your home should be a place to relax. (Your home--the subject of the main clause--is not relieved of your responsibilities.)
Relieved of your responsibilities at your job, you should be able to relax at home.
They most frequently occur at the beginning of sentences but can also appear at the end.
The experiment was a failure, having not studied the lab manual carefully. (The experiment--the subject of the main clause--did not study the lab manual.)
The experiment was a failure because they had not studied the lab manual carefully.
They often have an -ing word or a to verb phrase near the start of the sentence.
Related to dangling modifiers, squinting modifiers occur when the word modified is not clear or could be more than one word. These problems can usually be solved by rearranging the elements already present in the sentence.
The mystery has been solved after ten years of the missing portrait.
After ten years, the mystery of the missing portrait has been solved.
The mystery of the missing portrait has been solved after ten years.
1. Name the appropriate or logical doer of the action as the subject of the main clause:
2. Name the doer of the action in the phrase that dangles:
3. Combine the phrase and main clause into one: