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Which of the following sentences has a dangling modifier?
A. When the storm began to abate, we went home.
B. By the light of the moon, I tripped over a rock.

C. The dog that is man's best friend is cat's worst enemy.

D. On the way to the bank, the interest rates went down.
asked in english grammar

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KentPDG answers:

A dangling modifier is a phrase that has little or nothing to do with the primary part of the sentence. Often, it adds a ridiculous distortion. So in the examples above, it is absurd to believe that interest rates went down while one was on his way to the bank. (Could happen, but very rare.)

A separate thought should be expressed in a separate sentence.

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