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    Dangling modifier

    On seeing this kind of phenomenon, the first step is to report it to the manager.

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    I want to know if the sentence has made an error of dangling modifier. Is that acceptable in spoken English? Thank you.

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    Re: Dangling modifier

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    On seeing this kind of phenomenon, the first step [to take] is to report it to the manager.

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    I want to know if the sentence has made an error of dangling modifier. Is that acceptable in spoken English? Thank you.
    There's no ambiguity, and it's not a classical case of a dangling modifier.
    I'd accept it, but I'd add 'to take'.
    The first step to take on seeing this ...

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