dangling participle

деепричастный оборот

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • dangling participle — noun a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., flying across the country in flying across the country the Rockies came into view • Hypernyms: ↑dangling modifier,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dangling participle — dan′gling par′ticiple n. gram. use a participle or participial phrase, often found at the beginning of a sentence, that appears from its position to modify an element of the sentence other than the one it was intended to modify, as plunging in… …   From formal English to slang

  • dangling participle — Gram. a participle or participial phrase, often found at the beginning of a sentence, that appears from its position to modify an element of the sentence other than the one it was intended to modify, as plunging in Plunging hundreds of feet into… …   Universalium

  • dangling participle — noun Grammar a participle intended to modify a noun which is not actually present in the text. Usage A dangling participle is one which is left ‘hanging’ because it does not relate to the noun it should. For example, in arriving at the station,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • dangling participle — noun Any participle used as a dangling modifier …   Wiktionary

  • dangling participle — /ˌdæŋglɪŋ ˈpatəsɪpəl/ (say .danggling pahtuhsipuhl) noun Grammar a participle which appears to be related grammatically to a word it was not intended to modify, as coming in: coming round the corner, the church sprang into view. Also, misrelated… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dangling modifier — A dangling modifier, a specific case of which is the dangling participle,[1] is an error in sentence structure whereby a grammatical modifier is associated with a word other than the one intended, or with no particular word at all. For example, a …   Wikipedia

  • participle — par•ti•ci•ple [[t]ˈpɑr təˌsɪp əl, sə pəl[/t]] n. gram. a nonfinite verbal form that can function as an adjective or be used with certain auxiliaries to make compound verb forms, as burning in a burning candle or devoted in your devoted friend.… …   From formal English to slang

  • dangling modifier — noun a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., when young in when young, circuses appeal to all of us (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑misplaced modifier • Hypernyms: ↑modifier, ↑qualifier • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • participle — /pahr teuh sip euhl, seuh peuhl/, n. Gram. an adjective or complement to certain auxiliaries that is regularly derived from the verb in many languages and refers to participation in the action or state of the verb; a verbal form used as an… …   Universalium

  • dangling modifiers —    are one of the more complicated and disagreeable aspects of English usage, but at least they provide some compensation by being frequently amusing. Every authority has a stock of illustrative howlers. Fowler, for instance, gives us Handing me… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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