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Unattached participle

Posted by Henry on July 15, 2004

In Reply to: Meaning of the phrase posted by Katerina on July 15, 2004

: The sentence is:"Seeping around the edges, she began to feel the relief..." Should it mean that she was begining to relax?

What was seeping? The woman or the cause of the relief?
Grammatically, 'seeping' should refer to 'she', but this seems unlikely here.
'Seeping' appears to refer to the cause of the relief, and is therefore an unattached participle. This is a frequent mistake that, as here, can obscure the meaning. Try to avoid it in your own writing!
You may well be correct to think the sentence means that she is beginning to relax.