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    hello! may i ask if what is the difference between a misplaced and a dangling modifier? and if you can give examples.. thankyou!

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    hello! may i ask if what is the difference between a misplaced and a dangling modifier? and if you can give examples.. thankyou!
    They are basically the same. A misplaced modifier is in the wrong position to modify the appropriate noun or pronoun. With a dangling modifier, there is no logical noun or pronoun in the sentence. Most sources discuss these things together and don't bother to differentiate them.

    Lighting his cigar, the car ran off the road. [There is no logical noun/pronoun for the participial phrase to modify.]

    Flying around a flower, John saw a bee. [The phrase should modify "bee" not "John".]

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