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Noun: dangling participle
  1. 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'

Derived forms: dangling participles

Type of: dangling modifier, misplaced modifier

Encyclopedia: Dangling participle