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Question

Which term refers to a word or phrase in a sentence that describes something that isn’t clearly stated in the sentence?

2 Answer

  • The correct answer of the given question above would be a DANGLING MODIFIER. The term that refers to a word or phrase in a sentence that describes something that isn’t clearly stated in the sentence is called a dangling modifier. Hope this is the answer that you are looking for. Have a great day!
  • Answer:

    The right answer is dangling modifier.  

    Explanation:

    This kind of modifier refers to a misplaced modifier, it does not modify anything but should have been omitted from the sentence. These modifiers make confusing the idea of the sentence, it should be rewritten in order to contain what the modifiers define. An example can be “riding a bike by the lake, the dogs were barking”, it is pretty obvious that the dogs cannot ride bikes, but it seems they did in the sentence, so a pronoun is missing in order to the sentence to make sense. The correct one should be “riding the bikes by the lake (she, they, I, the guys, etc) heard the dogs barking”

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