Definitions for dangling modifier
dangling modifier, misplaced modifier(noun)
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'
A word or clause that modifies another word or clause ambiguously, possibly causing confusion with regard to the speaker's intended meaning.
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"dangling modifier." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 20 May 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/dangling modifier>.