#1
What is the correct way of writing the sentence:

"Hanging in my closet I found my coat"

or

"I found my coat hanging in my closet"

Which one means that the coat was hanging
and which one means that "I" was hanging?


I need answers quickly!

Thanks in Advance!!
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ok thanks!
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What is the correct way of writing the sentence:

"Hanging in my closet I found my coat"

or

"I found my coat hanging in my closet"

Which one means that the coat was hanging
and which one means that "I" was hanging?


I need answers quickly!

Thanks in Advance!!

The first sentence is clearly about you being in the closet, and happening to find your coat at the time.

The second is a little more ambiguous, but most likely to be interpreted as you finding a coat that was hanging in the closet.

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In the first one, you just need to put a comma after closet.

The second one is right now.

You can use either of them though

"Hanging in the closet, I found my coat."

Not so much, sir, because the modifier is still misplaced. It's working to say "While I was hanging in the closet, I found my coat."

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The first sentence is clearly about you being in the closet, and happening to find your coat at the time.

The second is a little more ambiguous, but most likely to be interpreted as you finding a coat that was hanging in the closet.

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How can I edit the sentence to make it less ambigious?
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How can I edit the sentence to make it less ambigious?

"I found my coat hanging in the closet." (orig)

That is as clear as you're going to get as one sentence. If two sentences also work consider the following:
"I found my coat. It was hanging in the closet."
"I found my coat; it was hanging in the closet."

Any of those three work fine, and it kind of takes a stretch to make the original say that you are hung in the closet.

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"Hanging in the closet, I found my coat."

Not so much, sir, because the modifier is still misplaced. It's working to say "While I was hanging in the closet, I found my coat."


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Yeah, it'd have to be "Hanging in my closet, WAS my cat"
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"I found my coat hanging in the closet." (orig)

That is as clear as you're going to get as one sentence. If two sentences also work consider the following:
"I found my coat. It was hanging in the closet."
"I found my coat; it was hanging in the closet."

Any of those three work fine, and it kind of takes a stretch to make the original say that you are hung in the closet.

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Yeah, it'd have to be "Hanging in my closet, WAS my coat"



There we go. :p

I was going to also write an alternative sentence, but I can't think of one that would would.
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There we go. :p

I was going to also write an alternative sentence, but I can't think of one that would would.


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Either works, it just depends on your writing style
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