I came across a website that says past participle can also be used to replace conditional clause. For example:
Given the choice, most people would want to choose good health over good fortune. ( If they are given the chance....)
Looked after carefully, this coat will keep you warm through winter. ( If you look after....)
Washed at wrong temperature, clothes can shrink. ( If clothes is washed....)
In what conditions can we use Participles in this way to shorten the sentences to make them more formal and standard in academic writing ?
Another question, In an example sentence from an article I can see past participle 'Born' used in the sentence. Such as: Born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 13, 1865, William butler was the son of well known Irish painter, John butler Yeats.
How it's used here 'born' to replace the sentence passive voice 'was born'?