Definitions for misplaced modifier
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a word, phrase, or clause that seems to refer to or modify an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence, as when young in
When young, circuses appeal to all of us.
Category: Oceanography, Grammar
* Usage: Sometimes, as in the example above, a misplaced modifier can cause a comic misreading. Rearrangement or modification of the sentence elements can clarify the thought:Circuses appeal to all of us when young.See also dangling participle.
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'
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