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    #1

    Smile pretending nothing had happened

    I was very upset when James refused to apologize, pretending nothing had happened.


    I think the above is a dangling construction, so I'd like to revise it as the following. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


    I ... and pretended nothing had happened.

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    Re: pretending nothing had happened

    "Pretending" doesn't dangle here. James is the subject. The sentence is fine as is.
    Your proposed alternative is good too.

    cheers
    edward

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    Re: pretending nothing had happened

    Thanks, Edward.

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