posted by mysterychicken on .
I'm still really confused with this one; I posted it up a couple of days ago but never got the answer
Is this a dangling modifier?
To the victor goes the privelage of writing history.
I see no dangling modifier here. (Correct the spelling of "privilege," though!)
Here's a webpage on dangling modifiers and how to correct them:
I just don't see anything like this in that sentence.
This is one other I was curious about:
To the pier raced the eager young anglers, annoying quiet vetarans.
I don't this this is one...is it?
Did the anglers annoy the veterans? If so, then it's fine. If not, then rephrase.
What? So it's not one? I can't rephrase, that's how theyve given it to me.
Then it's not.
The only thing I see that is common to both of those sentences is that they start with a prepositional phrase (to ... ) instead of the subject. I think they are awkwardly written sentences, but I don't see modifier misplacement here.