Re: Dangling Modifiers

Subject: Re: Dangling Modifiers
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:25:49 -0500

Ellen,

Writing clearly and grammatically does not go out of style. Be grateful you have a VP who can recognize a dangling modifier.

Dick


Ellen Kelly <EllenK -at- mentergy -dot- com> wrote:

>What's the current thought on dangling modifers?
>
>Every time our VP edits my docs (we are a small company, I take whatever
>edits I can get!) he marks up dangling modifiers. My thought on the subject,
>which we disucss every time, is that it makes for awkward sentence
>constructions that do not mirror the way people talk. This in turn makes the
>documentation hard to read, as you have to stop and think through the
>sentence.


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