Overcome by emotions, tears streamed down her cheeks.
This is a sentence I made in the previous post. You know what it means but is it correct English?
When I looked at it again, it doesn't sound quite right.
From the Grammar lessons I learned in school, I remember 'overcome by emotions' is an adjective phrase which is meant to describe the noun/pronoun next to it. In the above sentence, the noun is tears. Obviously the adjective phrase doesn't describe tears.
I think this is more correct - Overcome by emotions, she couldn't control her tears.
In this sentence 'overcome by emotions' describes 'she'.
Please correct me if I am wrong.