ERIC Number: EJ583480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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"Unattached" Clauses in Technical Writing.
Jordan, Michael P.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v29 n1 p65-93 1999
Reviews and compares views of grammarians, usage experts, and authors of technical writing books concerning "dangling participles." Finds many unattached clauses are unacceptable, some are less objectionable, and still others are acceptable. Notes that cultural (and perhaps gender) differences between humanistic teachers and task-oriented engineers as possible causes of different viewpoints. (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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