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    His shirt drenched in sweat, his sleeves rolled up

    I am not sure if my sentence is grammatically correct. Is it correct to start a sentence as I did in this example?

    His shirt drenched in sweat, his sleeves rolled up, Peter was turning soil with a spade in his garden since early morning.

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    Re: His shirt drenched in sweat, his sleeves rolled up

    I would say:
    "With his shirt drenched in sweat and his sleeves rolled up, Peter had been turning the soil in his garden with a spade since early that morning."

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    Re: His shirt drenched in sweat, his sleeves rolled up

    Was turning soil doesn't work with since early morning.​ You need the past perfect continuous as in Teechar's suggestion.
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