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    #1

    including/ dangling?

    Is this sentence correct:
    1) Saturday's win extended Barca's unbeaten run to 10 matches, including winning their past five by at least three goals.

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/messi-n...013459256.html

    I don't quite see what 'including winning....' modifies and how it fits into the sentence.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: including/ dangling?

    The run of ten matches won includes the fact that the last five were won by at least three goals.
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    #3

    Re: including/ dangling?

    It's sports journalism. It's to be understood, not emulated.

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    Re: including/ dangling?

    Even for sports journalism, it reads OK to me. In BrE, we don't worry too much about things dangling- if the meaning is fairly clear, we go along with the flow. I could read this sentence without any worries.

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