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Dear all,

Please see the following sentences and tell me which of them is correct. I think that there is dangling participles in the first sentence. (Actually I am not sure about the usage "there is dangling participles in the") . I'd like to get your opinion on this.

1) He fell into unconsciousness but, after sprinkling water onto his face, he regained consciousness/he came to.

2) He became unconscious but, after water was sprinkled onto his face, he came to.

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cat navy 425I think that there is dangling participles in the first sentence. (Actually I am not sure about the usage "there is dangling participles in the") . I'd like to get your opinion on this.

"I think that there is a dangling participle in the first sentence."

Yes, there is. It says that he sprinkled water on his own face while he was unconscious. It is quite simple—an introductory phrase applies to the subject of the clause it introduces. By the way, you sprinkle water on something, not onto it, normally.

Thanks a lot.