A couple of cautions about using PP’s: They should refer clearly to a noun or pronoun in the sentence. And they should not be placed too far away from the words they modify. This can be awkward and confusing. See the difference in the sentences below.
Inspired by the beautiful spring day, I walked to work.
I walked to work, inspired by the beautiful spring day .
The PP (“inspired by the beautiful spring day ”) describes the “I” so it is much more elegant and direct when used in juxtaposition with “I” than it is trailing after “work.”
In some cases, writers neglect to include the noun or pronoun being modified. The result leaves the reader hanging:
Curling my toes and squinting, the doctor prepared to puncture my arm with a needle.
Obviously, the doctor is not curling his or her toes. This is a dangling participial phrase. The word “I” is missing:
Curling my toes and squinting, I waited for the doctor to puncture my arm with a needle.