The Amazing Dangling Participle: Turning cats into book-lovers

The amazing, anthropomorphizing, logic-defying dangling participle turns an ordinary cat…

Being a book-lover, I curled up with my cat to read a classic.

Being a book-lover, I curled up with my cat to read a classic.

…into a brilliant book-lover:

Being a book-lover, my cat curled up with me while I read a classic.

Being a book-lover, my cat curled up with me while I read a classic.

Remember: Friends don’t let friends misuse participial phrases.

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