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I have written a sentence by using participle clause

any contribution cannot be erased from the mind, therefore being essential for being successful

But my teacher is saying that "therefore being essential for being successful" is not correct.

But I have read that I can connect two sentences together having same subjects.

In this case 1. any contribution cannot be erased from the mind 2. Therefore, any contribution is essential for being successful" is not correct.

So to me, my sentence was correct since two sentences had same subjects. I suppose, using conjunctive adverb like therefore, hence, thus with participle clause can be a reason for him to mark this incorrect. Am I right?

  • Even in the sentence that you suggrst as an alternative, using "any contribution" twice, it is not clear what you are trying to state. Can you provide some context and/or explanation? – laugh Jul 26 '17 at 21:27
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Due to the lack of context, it took me a very long time to determine what you were trying to say:

Any contribution cannot be erased from the mind, (the contribution) therefore being essential for being successful

This might be correct, I'm not sure. Certaintly awkward. An idiomatic way to say this is:

Any contributions, then, cannot be forgotten, rendering them essential for success.

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