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  1. She began her acting career in hollywood, winning 15 awards for her work between 2008 and 2012.

Q: Does sentence 1) sound like she won 15 awards first and then began her acting career or is the sentence correct as it is?

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    It's simply not possible for anybody to win 15 awards for something they haven't done yet. In terms of formal syntax, winning should probably be replaced with and she won, but I can't see anybody misinterpreting what is being said. – Jason Bassford Aug 3 '20 at 9:43
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As has been pointed out in comments, it would be impossible for someone to win awards for something before they started, and yet your sentence does sound a little odd because the second statement reads as a dependent clause.

It would be clearer if you wrote:

She began her acting career in Hollywood and went on to win 15 awards for her work between 2008 and 2012.

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