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How do you fix this modifier-subject mismatch. Watching in horror, the apartment building collapsed in front of our eyes.
 

GaryEM

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This modifier-subject mismatch is also called a dangling participle. "watching in horror" is the participle.
I fix it by moving the modified subject adjacent to the participle.

Watching in horror, we saw the arpartment building collapse before our eyes.
 

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Or, We watched in horror as the apartment building collapsed in front of our eyes.

Or, The apartment building collapsed in front of our eyes as we watched in horror.

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