“A dangling participle is simply a participle that seems to point to the wrong noun.”
After reading about dangling participles I realized that I tend write them a lot. I didn’t even notice it till now. Participles can be modifiers. It’s also hard to understand because no one and they mean no one, knows what they should be called. They could be unit phrases or clauses but no one knows what for sure to call them. Of course in the end it doesn’t really matter what they’re called, what matters is where you put them in the sentence. If you put them in the wrong place then the whole sentence is messed up. The key is to just be careful and read the sentence thoroughly to yourself to see if it means sense after the comma pause. It’s not easy but it does help you become a better writer.
This section is just a quick overview of basic grammar. It’s a nice refresh for people who forgot the simple things as they go along. It gives examples of the most common misspelled and confused words. There are a lot of words that I even seem to mix up a lot. It’s a very useful passage to look over if you need to refresh your memory.