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Definition 1: 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' - [noun denoting communication]

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(misplaced modifier is a kind of ...) a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

(... is a kind of misplaced modifier ) 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'

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