Turning to the right, you will find the building. Sounds ok to me.
=If you turn to the right, you will find the building. Or After turning to the right, you will ...
Hearing (*Admitting) what you said say, I still don't believe it.
= Though I *admit what you say, I still don't believe it. Or After listening to what you've said, I still don’t believe it.
A Note to Students
b. Another common error is that students tend to overlook the fact that the two actions have to be in a cause-and-effect relationship or a before-and-after sequential relationship. Agree.
ûû: Having considerate and loving parents, Mary loves sports and outdoor activities.
Some students tend to think that the function of participle clauses is to incorporate more than one action in a sentence. They fail to realize that the two actions have to have some relationship, as illustrated in the following:
Cause-and-effect relationship: Having considerate parents, she could do whatever she wants. ÖÖ
Sequential relationship: Having locked the door, I went to sleep. I guess.
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