I am unsure about the following sentence:

With research being an important milestone for the faculty, I hope to increase the output of my publications in the future.

I'm unsure about starting the sentence with 'with'. Is the above grammatically correct?

  • Grammatically this sentence is fine. Often the overt subject of a Gerund-Participle clause can be introduced by with. But I am unable to get the meaning of this sentence. It might happen that in context it would make perfect sense. – Man_From_India Feb 27 '17 at 15:59

The sentence is correct as it is. The initial clause is known as an absolute construction, formed by the subject of the clause and the verb in "ing".

Absolute constructions can be introduced by "with", and usually express time or reason:

  • As research is an important milestone for the faculty, I hope...
  • You could also write Because instead of As. – shadowtalker Dec 19 '18 at 15:50

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