Grammar Police: Dangling Modifiers

This one happens a lot in the tech world:

After declining for months, we tried a new tactic to increase ROI.


First of all, what have “we” been “declining” in? Has our health declined? Our finances?  We don’t know.

We tried a new tactic for increasing ROI after it had been declining for months.

Oh, it’s the ROI that was declining, not us! Whew.

One thought on “Grammar Police: Dangling Modifiers

  1. Chris Parker

    When I write, I do this all the time! I didn’t know it had a name but I need to stop.

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