A modifying word or phrase “dangles” when it doesn’t apply to the word it’s supposed to modify. Learn how to spot and fix this problem!
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Syntax on Khan Academy: Syntax is the ordering of language; it’s the study of how sentences work. In this section, we’ll scratch the surface of syntax as it applies to English grammar. Much more can be said about this subject, but we’ll save that for KA Linguistics.
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