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Is "глядя на нас, сразу понятно, что ..." grammatically valid?

I heard the following phrase in one media advertisement: Глядя на нас, сразу понятно, что я ... , а он ... . Subconsciously I doubt if it is grammatically correct phrase. Could you clarify it ...
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Participle clause x main clause agreement

This is again from the B2 exam that I am trying to prepare for. The question is: Всесторонне обсудив тему... А) работа была начата Б) было произведено начало работ В) можно начинать работу Г) работа ...
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Can past participle express simultaneity?

Recently, I somewhat remade a sentence from Ночной Дозор, to practice my participles: Де́мон откры́л пасть оска́ливая клыки́. My friend, however, said that I should have used the past participle ...
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When to add "-вши" suffix to perfective adverbial participles (gerunds)?

According to wiktionary, "написав" is the "short past adverbial perfective participle" of "написа́ть" while "написавши" is simply the "past adverbial ...
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Rules for forming Verbal Adverbs

I saw different versions for the perfective ones. Perfectives: Masculine past forms ending in -л, remove the - л and add -в(-вши) (the ending -вши is obsolete) Masculine past forms ending in other ...
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