I saw a sentence earlier today:
Follow this checklist prior to embarking on your next camping trip to help you avoid running into problems during your trip away.
I have a couple questions about this sentence.
- Can "follow" lead and start a sentence? or have to change it to be “following”.
- Is "prior to" the predicate of the sentence?
The whole sentence structure is strange to me. It is written by a local who speaks English as first language, so I would like to know whether it is a type of conventional expression.