Get an answer in 5 minutes

We'll notify as soon as your question has been answered.

Plus iconAsk a question to our educators
ENGLISH
Asked by Liam

How can a participle be past, present, or dangling?

‘Born in Russia, his most famous opera is …’ The problem stems from the fact that the first part of the sentence (the subordinate clause ‘born in Russia’) doesn’t have an explicit subject, although from the context you’d expect it to be a person. The next words you see (‘his most famous opera’) are the subject of the sentence, but they clearly don’t match the preceding clause, because an opera cannot be born (unless one was writing figuratively). This sort of clause/sentence is unattached, misrelated or simply: dangling.

Abubakr's profile picture
Verified
Abubakr Karimabadi
·

6.4k students helped

Similar English questions

Get an answer in 5 minutes

We'll notify as soon as your question has been answered.

Plus iconAsk a question to our educators

Badge showing the text 'New'Learn English with Video Lessons

How to Analyse (Unseen) Poetry
20m · 7 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak
·

2k students helped

How to Analyse (Unseen) Poetry
Analysis of 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley
42m · 4 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak
·

2k students helped

Analysis of 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Basic Principles of (Prose) Literature
1hr 12m · 9 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak
·

2k students helped

The Basic Principles of (Prose) Literature
How to Write an Academic Essay: Crash Course
1hr 42m · 12 videos
Nina's profile picture
Nina Modak
·

2k students helped

How to Write an Academic Essay: Crash Course

Premium video lessons available now on Scoodle

50% discount available

Scoodle's video lessons make learning easy and fun. Try it for yourself, the first lesson is free!