Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
Going to the participle thing again, i read something in a harry potter book, jk was describing two men walking along:
" The high hedge curved into them, running off into the distance beyond the pair of imposing wrought-iron gates barring the men’s way."
It seems as though she is saying the men were running off into the distance rather than the hedge, because " they " is the last pronoun before the comma.
Can you please explain or expand on what the rule is.