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February 26th, 2004
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Encounters with crazy people

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From:queue
Date:February 26th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)

Re: Grammar queue point?

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I guess I normally think of dangling participles as incorrectly modifying the subject of the sentence. In this case, the subject of the sentence is "I", which is indeed the correct thing to modify.

I think I like it how it is, but I can see your point. Would it have looked better to you if I had not put in that first comma?
Tuesday evening waiting for the bus in Inman Square, I saw a man at a pay phone . . .

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From:zyxwvut
Date:February 26th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Grammar queue point?

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It sort of looked to me (when I'd just woken up) like the
"waiting" clause modified "Tuesday Evening". I guess it's not
actually gramatically incorrect[*].

Z

P.S.: * -- although, stylistically, I'd have inserted the word
"while".
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