Britney and a Dangling Participle

May 14, 2006

Confirming all the rumors, it was announced that Britney Spears is pregnant again.

This sentence is incorrect because it contains a dangling participle. Who was confirming the rumors? The subject of this sentence is "it," but "it" cannot confirm rumors. A person confirms rumors. Correct the sentence by changing the subject.

Confirming all the rumors, Britney Spears announced that she is pregnant again.

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