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    Considering

    "I found a sentence with suspect punctuation in a book by Jane Doe. Considering the author, the punctuation should be correct."

    Is "considering" used correctly above? Or is it perhaps a dangling modifier?

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    Re: Considering

    Yes, technically it is, but I read right through it without noticing. We now use "Hopefully" to mean "It is to be hoped" without calling that a dangling modifier, so perhaps I can now automatically read things like this as "When we consider."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Considering

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "I found a sentence with suspect punctuation in a book by Jane Doe. Considering the author, the punctuation should be correct."

    Is "considering" used correctly above? Or is it perhaps a dangling modifier?

    Thanks!
    Hello

    Yes, it is correct.

    There is a similar example in the online Cambridge dictionary:

    Definition of considering preposition/conjunction/adverb from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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