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    dangling modifier allowed?

    Having smoked for too long, it's no longer possible to clean up your lung clinically.

    Is the sentence grammatically correct?

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    Re: dangling modifier allowed?

    Hi,

    It sounds OK to me (maybe native speakers will give us a more informed opinion, though). However, I would use 'lungs', unless it contradicts the context [it might be the case of a patient who already had a lung removed].

    charliedeut
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    Re: dangling modifier allowed?

    Dangling modifiers are permissible only for those who don't know what one is. Since you know one when you see it, putting it in is making a conscious error.

    Rephrase.

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