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participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject

I am reading this The Elements of Style book by Strunk and White, I am confused about rule number 11. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject There ...
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Grammar - Having known subject for X years, I am sure that

There is a following expression: Having known him for more than 10 years since we were at the same school, I am sure that... This sentence seems weird to me. What it is trying to say is: I ...
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Grammar question regarding correct usage of participial phrase

I have trouble with an SAT grammar question: The delegates coming this far, they did not want to return without accomplishing something. I got it down to 2 choices: (B) Coming this far, the ...
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Does this phrase take an adverbial or adjective role?

"Exactly," said Dumbledore, looking very seriously over the top of his half-moon glasses. "It would be enough to turn any boy's head. Famous before he can walk and talk! Famous for something he ...
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When noun phrase take the role of participial phrase, what name do you call it?

The only marked event of the afternoon was, that I saw the girl with whom I had conversed in the verandah, dismissed in disgrace by Miss Scatcherd from a history class, and sent to stand in the ...
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Can a participial construction modify an adjective?

It was a very dark, cloudy night, and they were a bit late arriving at Hagrid's hut because they'd had to wait for Peeves to get out of their way in the entrance hall, where he'd been playing ...