His shirt drenched in sweat, his sleeves rolled up

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Bassim

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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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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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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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