Take another look at the sentence:

Struggling with the tight jeans, the zipper would not budge.

Struggling with the tight jeans, a participle phrase, has no target in the sentence. When a modifier has no word to describe, it is dangling.

To fix the problem, you should revise the sentence like this: Struggling with the tight jeans, Chris could not budge the zipper. Adding Chris to the sentence lets the reader know who should pick something different to wear!

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