I read this sentence in Mass Effect: Revelation: "The docking bay loomed before them, a gaping hole in the gleaming hull of the station's exterior." Is this line okay? I thought readers might get confused that the "gaping hole" refers to "them" (the soldiers). I've heard of a thing called dangling modifiers, but I'm not certain if this is what it is. Would it have to be: "Before them loomed the docking bay, a gaping hole..." I may as well share another sentence from the novel while I'm here: "As the executive officer it fell to Anderson to replay the captain's orders to the enlisted crew... and to make sure those orders were properly carried out." I don't understand the purpose of the "..." here? Thanks.