Hello, I'm trying to find out whether it is OK in English to start a sentence with "Convinced by this idea, I plan to......" or "Determined by this objective, we are..". This is possible in French. For example: "Convaincu de l'importance de cette chose, il est nécessaire..." In other words, I'm trying to understand whether we can start a sentence with a past participle phrase as it is possible in French. It is even more important as I was actually planning to start my cover letter as such.. Many thanks for your help!