His body aching, his mind numbed...

Timlo

Senior Member
Chinese
Is the following sentence correct?

"His body aching, his mind numbed, he would let everything come and go."

Is the verb missing before "aching" and "numbed"?

Thanks a lot
 
  • Timlo

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    I do not understand the structure of “His body aching, his mind numbed…” here. What is this kind of structure and when can it be used?
     

    Kirill V.

    Senior Member
    Russian
    I don't really know the theory of this, but I guess it's a somewhat "poetic" way of saying:
    With his body aching and his mind numbed, he would let everything come and go

    Another example:
    With the sun shining and the snow sparkling in the sun, it's one of the most beautiful days I've seen in my life

    This can be said this way (I guess):
    The sun shining, the snow sparkling, isn't this one of the most beautiful days we've seen in our entire life?
     
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