Is the use of fragment sentence "as future leaders" correct in the following example?

"As future leaders, good discipline is required for the children"

I am not sure if this is not clear because of the passive sentence form.

  • It's not a sentence fragment but a preposition phrase functioning as a predicative adjunct referring to "children". – BillJ May 15 '18 at 9:31
  • Some would object to this as having a misplaced prepositional phrase. Certainly 'As future leaders, they demand good discipline from the children' defaults to the reading that 'they', not 'the children', are the future leaders. – Edwin Ashworth May 15 '18 at 12:54
  • Focus on the sentence that the OP specifically asked about. Anything else is irrelevant. There's nothing misplaced about the PP, since it clearly refers to children. – BillJ May 15 '18 at 15:52

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