Grammar tips – Dangling Participles

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When adjectives end with –ing they are called participles. Sometimes while using participles they might dangle in a sentence with no proper subject in consideration, or with the wrong subject present in the sentence.
Picking the order from the driveway, the car drove ahead.
In this sentence it is not specified who picked the pick-up, and thus the participial phrase seems to stick to the car, the only subject in the sentence. But can a car pick up an order. Such sort of usage alters the entire meaning of the sentence and creates confusion for the reader. Thus, such dangling participles should be avoided, or proper subject should be added right after the participial phrase.
Picking the order from the driveway, John drove the car ahead.
In this sentence it is clear that it was John who picked the order from the driveway, and then drove ahead in the car.
Dangling participles stick to the wrong noun. The writer takes for granted that the reader would understand what is meant in the sentence. Unfortunately, it is not a good practice. The writer should correct the dangling modifier by inserting the appropriate subject at the appropriate place.