I’ve been asked to proofread an essay which consists of tons of these kind of twisted sentences. My question are whether this sentence is correct and in what case should there be a verb at the ‘naked’ sentence(clause?). Is there a way to test this that works every time? If this sentence is correct would the first clause change in past tense?
Thanks a bunch!
//Immersed in real-world challenges, I never stop thinking how to make our world better.//
Passive participial phrase, preceding the independent clause. Here, the tense is decided by the independent clause, and not the phrase. Common subject is ‘I’.
This is a simple sentence, the complex form of which could be, say, “Though I am immersed in real-world challenges, I never stop…..”. This structure is common in serious writing, but too much of it will kill the beauty of writing.
It can even be interpreted in a different way, that is: “Being immersed in real-world challenges, I never stop….”, or “Having been immersed in real-world challenges, I never stop…”