Do participle phrases and clauses refer to particular instances only or can they also refer to long-term habits?
Studying the topic, he understood the concept well.
Here the sentence refers to a particular time when he studied the topic and understood the concept well. Would it make sense to employ the same phrase or a suitable variant of it to suggest habitual actions? Like someone's studying topics and understanding concepts on a regular basis. Or do I have to write it something like:
Because he studied the topics thoroughly, he understood the concepts well.