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    panicmonger is offline Member
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    Default danger of collapsing

    Danger of collapsing is everywhere.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Although the prepositional phrase, of collapsing, limits or modifies the abstract noun - danger, it is still not defining.

    Is "the" needed in this sentence?

    Thank you,

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    Default Re: danger of collapsing

    We usually say "to be in danger" - so guess it's a stable form and it overcomes every modifier.

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