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If you are wearing pants, you may need to remove them to straddle the bidet facing the controls.

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Hi, there. Does "facing the controls" here function as an adjective to modify "bidet"?

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cat fold 525 Does "facing the controls" here function as an adjective to modify "bidet"?

No, "facing the controls" is not in construction with "bidet"

If you are wearing pants, you may need to remove them (in order) to straddle the bidet facing the controls.

Syntactically, the whole underlined expression is a purpose adjunct, as evident from the possibility of inserting the words "in order", as shown.

The verb "straddle" has two dependents: the object "the bidet", and the clausal adjunct "facing the controls".

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No. It's what you must to when straddling the bidet.

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I'm confused with the non-finite clause "facing the controls" in that sentence as I can't assign a subject to the verb "facing" there. Could "facing the controls" be viewed as a dangling modifier?

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No: "Facing the controls" is a non-finite clause, and like most non-finites it has no overt subject.

But we can determine the 'understood' subject syntactically. Since it's "you" that may need to do the removing and the straddling, that is enough to tell us that "you" must also be the understood subject of "facing".

Note that understood subjects are not syntactic ones. Syntactically "facing" has no subject.