posted by Mandi on .
Is the common error in the following sentence a dangling modifier?
Having risen because of the rains, the hikers were unable to cross the river.
As Ms. Sue said earlier, the phrase ("Having ... rains") needs to be close to what it modifies. So ask yourself: What has risen? Then rephrase the sentence.
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