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Posted by Mandi on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 10:10am.

Hello,

Which sentence contains a dangling modifier?

1. When the storm began to abate, we went home.

2. By the light of the moon, I tripped over a rock.

3. The dog that is man's best friend is cat's worst enemy.

I don't see any dangling modifiers in here. Here are some websites with really good explanations so you can check them out. Then below, I'll explain what each sentence is.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/modifiers.htm

http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/msplmod.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_dangmod.html

1. introductory adverbial (dependent) clause + main clause

2. introductory prepositional phrases + main clause

3. main clause with a relative (dependent) clause in it

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/clauses.htm

Let me know if you have more questions.

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