From a book I'm reading:
"Standing before him, the colander clenched tightly before her, the tension in her face stabbed at him."
As I read this sentence, I got worried when I reached "the colander." I thought this was going to be a misplaced modifier, because "the colander" is not "standing before him." Then I realized I hadn't yet gotten to the subject of the sentence. So I relaxed. But then the stress went way up when I got to "the tension." The sentence did in fact contain a misplaced modifier. Tension cannot stand as far as I know; the "her" of the sentence is standing before him and is tense. Let's rewrite:
"As she stood before him, the colander clenched tightly before her, the tension in her face stabbed at him."
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