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mis·placed mod·i·fi·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangling modifier, misplaced modifiernoun

    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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  1. misplaced modifier

    A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word or group of words that it is intended to modify or describe. This often causes confusion, awkwardness, or unintentional humor because the sentence may take on a different meaning than what was intended by the writer or speaker.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misplaced modifier in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misplaced modifier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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