- Getting to the stadium early, you will be ableto get a good seat.
(=If you get to the stadium early, you will be able to get a good seat.)
- Many articles have appeared in recent years, saying that there are no more heroes in the world.
- Feeling bad, I stayed in bed all day.
- Ignoring his doctor’s advice, Tom never stopped smoking.
cf. Speaking of watches, my sister has an expensive one.
There being no taxi, John had to walk all the way home.
- A good friend would never break a promise.
(=If you were a good friend of mine, you would never break a promise.)
- Some great figures of one time would surprise the people of another generation.
- Without these good actors, I would not have succeeded in making this film.
cf. Could you pass me the salt, please?