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Rare to see articles discuss this subject. As an editor, I applaud!
Encouraging news for all who let their modifiers dangle: “A stickler insists that we never let a participle dangle, that you can’t say, ‘Turning the corner, a beautiful view awaited me’ … But if you look either at the history of great writing and language as it’s been used by its exemplary stylists, you find that they use dangling modifiers all the time. And if you look at the grammar of English you find that there is no rule that prohibits a dangling modifier … it was pretty much pulled out of thin air by one usage guide a century ago and copied into every one since.”
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Playing at The Factory coffeehouse in De Pere, Wisconsin with my band The Fireflies. Sometime in the late 90s. That Rickenbacker guitar and @bjork t-shirt were a great combo. #tbt
#1: my alma mater!
This is absolutely hilarious and awesome.