They crop up in the most unexpected places!

Rather a nice reference from p104 of the Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation:

Participle Problems:

A present participle can be used to form a non-finite clause. If this is placed at the beginning of the sentence it should always refer to the subject of that sentence:

Travelling through time and space, the Doctor and Rose come face to face with a number of new and exciting monsters.
Here the present participle travelling is attached to be subject of the sentence, the Doctor and Rose.
 
 
 
 

Since the editor is someone I’ve met on my MA course, I’d like to flatter myself that the choice of example isn’t quite coincidental!

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