tired of simple sentence pattern
I have been writing simple sentence patterns in my essays many times.
Subject + verb + object.
Subject + linking verb + complement.
All my sentences start with subject. I am very fed up with them already.
Therefore I try something new such as starting my sentence with
Shaken, he walked away from the wrecked car.
To improve your writing, you must consider your purpose and audience.
Smiling, she hugged the panting dog.
Playing cards being his aversion, we play chess.
And they really make my essays come alive. Today I found a new pattern in my dictionary. The pattern is as below :
Fearful of what she might say, he hesitated before ringing her.
My question is whether I can start a sentence with a simple adjective, just like the above, even if it is not a participle phrase.
I am much obliged to you for your guidance.
Re: tired of simple sentence pattern
You can do so if the adjective modifies the subject; as:
Originally Posted by kl004535
The large vehicle carrying heavy load stopped outside our house
which is not the case with your sentence and therefore, needs correction
However, you can change the style of writing by using different forms of the subject, which can be a noun phrase (as above), a gerund or gerund phrase, a participle/phrase, an infinitive to behave as an embedded clause (To read is easier than to write.) or a full clause acting as subject of a sentence,
In your sentence, the subject is a full clause needs to be corrected as:
Being fearful of what she might say,