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Q: Identify the sentence error in this sentence. Riding his bike, the dog was almost hit by my brother
A: Riding his bike, the dog was almost hit by my brother. The sentence error is dangling constuction. The sentence reads as if the dog was riding the bike instead of my brother. The sentence should be written as: While my brother was riding his bike, he almost hit the dog.
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Riding his bike, the dog was almost hit by my brother.
The sentence error is dangling constuction. The sentence reads as if the dog was riding the bike instead of my brother. The sentence should be written as: While my brother was riding his bike, he almost hit the dog.
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Riding his bike, the dog was almost hit by my brother.
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