Definition of misplaced modifier in English:

misplaced modifier

Syllabification: mis·placed mod·i·fi·er

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Grammar
  • A phrase or clause placed awkwardly in a sentence so that it appears to modify or refer to an unintended word.

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