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"A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence. A modifier describes, clarifies, or gives more detail about a concept." (Source: The OWL at Purdue: Dangling Modifiers and How to Correct Them)

For example:

“The ladies of the church have cast off clothes of every kind and they can be seen in the church basement on Friday afternoons.” (Source: "Snippets")

It isn't clear whether "they" refers to the ladies of the church or the clothes.

For more information regarding dangling modifiers, please refer to The OWL at Purdue: Dangling Modifiers and How to Correct Them.