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    In considering public opinion, they have mixed up the public opinion of the antagonistic with that of the people.

    "In" can be omitted here? If not, why? Please.

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    You could omit it, but you'd be allowing readers to interpret the remaining sentence as having a dangling participle. By including the "in" (or "by") you force your readers to interpret 'considering' and 'mixed up' as having the same subject.

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    Laughing and talking, they entered the room.

    The words in type is dangling participle? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Laughing and talking, they entered the room.

    The words in type is dangling participle? Please.
    No it's not, because the subjects of the two participles and the main verb ('entered') are the same. The participles are dangling in
    *Laughing and talking, they resented all the people at the party who already knew each other. But still they entered the room. [The second sentence is there just to match yours; it's not part of the example.]

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    Laughing and talking, they resented all the people at the party who already knew each other. But still they entered the room.

    I can't see the sentence meaning?

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