So whats a "Dangling Participle" then?
Oh by the way, Happy Monthiversary
PS. so if you were referring to "Cousin It" from the Adams family(or is it Adam's family) you would say "Its" or "It's"
It's is not coming to the party.
Its isn't it's own worst enemy but it isn't Its fault.It's just that its not its monthiversary so it's
understandable that it's its decision not to come to it.
English Nerd to the rescue!
Basically, a dangling participle is when your verb with the -ing ending, doesn't agree with your subject (of the sentence that is).
I stole this example off a site for speedy posting:
"Rushing to finish the paper, Bob's printer broke."
Since the subject is is the printer, it obviously isn't the one doing the rushing, so the verb and the subject don't agree, creating your dangling participle. For those curious, the fixed sentence should be:
"While Bob was rushing to finish the paper, his printer broke."
Other English Trivia!:
I laugh everytime I hear this line in Star Trek, and its said EVERY time during the opening:
"To Boldly Go where no man has gone before"
Whoever can tell me what's wrong with that statement and why the writers of that sentence were obviously major's in the science field (and not English!) gets a cookie. . . metaphorically anyway.