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Isn't this incorrect:

As a young boy his family moved …

Isn't this saying the the family moved as (when) it was young. A comma after boy fixes it, I believe, but it still seems a misplaced or faulty modifier.

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closed as not a real question by FumbleFingers, MετάEd, tchrist, Mitch, F'x Sep 12 '12 at 23:33

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Voting to close as "too localised". At first this looked like a peeve to me, but adding a comma isn't going to help anyway... –  FumbleFingers Jan 27 '12 at 4:01
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You are right. Depending on how the sentence progresses, it could be rewritten: “As a young boy he moved with his family …”.

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